Police in Derbyshire warn of rising number of thieves targeting churches

Derbyshire’s churches are under increasing danger from thieves according to officers in the county.

Sunday, 20th February 2022, 1:53 pm

The Derbyshire Rural Crime Team has reported that they are seeing a rise in thefts from churches across the county.

They said that, largely, thieves have been targeting churches in order to steal flag stones and lead.

A DRCT spokesperson said: “If you see anything suspicious around a church, please report it on 101, or 999 if it's happening there and then.

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Derbyshire residents are being urged to be vigilant around their local churches.

“If you think it's suspicious, it probably is.”