Police discover suspected lead thieves hiding in garden at Mill Lane, Canterbury

Contributed by editor on Apr 14, 2019 - 09:00 AM


Two suspected lead thieves were arrested after police found them hiding in a garden in Canterbury.

Kent Police was called at 4.51am on Wednesday 10 April 2019 to a report of two people removing lead from the roof of a building in King Street.

When they arrived at the scene, officers saw two men running away.

A quantity of lead, believed to be stolen, was recovered from a nearby garden.

Officers searched the area and found a man crouching down in bushes in a garden in Mill Lane. A second man was then found nearby inside a shed.

A 21-year-old man and a 20-year-old from Canterbury were arrested on suspicion of theft.

They have both been released under investigation while enquiries continue.


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