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Four men arrested in relation to lead theft from St Andrew's Church in Billingborough and offences in Horbling and Threekingham

Four men have been arrested for conspiracy to commit theft of lead after a number of incidents at village churches.

The men were arrested in Birmingham on Monday (December 9) after lead valued at £50,000 was stolen from St Andrew's Church in Billingborough between the evening of Tuesday, December 3 and the morning of Wednesday, December 4.

Security lights were then torn down at St Andrew's Church in Horbling between Saturday (December 7) evening and Sunday morning.


The men were also questioned in relation to an attempt to take lead from St Peter's Church in Threekingham during the early hours of Sunday (December 8) and incidents at churches in Horncastle and Wrangle.

A Threekingham resident saw people on the roof at St Peter's Church at about 2am on Sunday morning.

Police, including the helicopter, dogs and traffic officers, were deployed to the area and the people made off across some fields.

The four arrested were taken to Grantham Police Station where they were interviewed and given bail until Monday, January 6, on condition they do not enter Lincolnshire.

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