“Dastardly” crime foiled by churchwarden

The theft of lead from church roofs is a recurring theme on L&RUK, and we have explored the development of the associated legislation and the considerations of the consistory courts on its like-for-like replacement or the substitution by alternative material; for these is a separate Index page. Earlier this year, the Lincolnshire Police reported on a successful outcome of its Operation Dastardly in which a  churchwarden led officers to suspects on the theft of church lead: Continue reading