Sunday, August 31, 2008

English Heritage in row with churches over metal theft

From The London Daily Telegraph. I guess an asphalt shingle is too pedestrian.

"Thousands of churches have been targeted by gangs over the past year, with more than £1 million worth of metal stolen every month.
The thieves strip lead from the roofs, which they can sell to scrap dealers, cashing in on high metal prices.
Many churches have been targeted repeatedly and now want to stop replacing the stolen lead and start using cheaper alternatives, like stainless steel, felt or tiles, which would be less tempting to thieves."

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