Island Police warn schools about lead theftsMetal theft logo


Police in Anglesey are warning schools to be extra vigilant following a spate of thefts across the island where thieves have stolen lead from roofs of school buildings.  Local schools have been targeted in recent weeks and fallen victim to thieves who not only cause damage and unnecessary expense to already hard press Education Authorities but they also disrupt the students learning environment.


Sergeant Andy McGregor, North Wales Police said “We hope to visit every educational building on the Island over the next few days and personally warn staff about the increased threat.  We will also offer any advice on improvement of security and alerting the local community to be extra vigilant. 


“Extra and targeted patrols will also take place during the weekends and summer break but it’s sometimes difficult to pin point exactly when the thefts occur so we would ask if anyone sees any suspicious activity or persons around school premises to contact Police immediately.  Theses are crimes which effect the whole community and will only be stopped with the help of the community and so I’d urge that if someone out there knows who is responsible for these thefts to contact Police”


If you have any information about these thefts or see any suspicious activity North Wales Police can be contacted on 101 or alternatively via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.crimestoppers logo