Gosberton, Lincolnshire. Thursday 16th and Friday 17th May 2019.
Date: Consecutive nights, Thursday 16th and Friday 17th May 2019
Place: St. Peter and St Paul's Church, Gosberton, Lincolnshire
Items stolen: 12 tonnes lead sheets
Details: St. Peter and St Paul's Church, Gosberton, near Boston, Lincolnshire, was attacked on consecutive nights, Thursday 16th and Friday 17th May 2019. The criminals were disturbed at about 3am on the morning of Saturday 18th May. The offenders were seen to leave the scene using a black 3 series BMW and another vehicle, which was leaking diesel fuel.
It is believed that the lead was rolled up and thrown onto a grass surface below, and may have grass and mud still attached to the rolls.The lead is also marked with Trace-in-Metal forensic microdot markers that will survive extreme heat. The markers cannot be destroyed and will link the lead to the crime scene. The markings on the stolen lead will be easy to detect using a simple UV torch. (See below).
Crime Reference No: 160/170519
Contact details: Please call the police force on 101 or contact the Trace-in-Metal office on 0330 2233014. You can also contact the Liaison Officer, John Barr, on: [email protected]