Lead thieves wreak havoc in WGC

PUBLISHED: 18:58 27 June 2008 | UPDATED: 22:03 26 October 2009

LEAD taken off a roof during a raid could have cost a printing firm thousands of pounds. Businesses stretching across Brownfields, in WGC, were hit by thefts over the weekend of June 13 to 16. Ian Whitelegg, managing director of Prime Impressions, one of

LEAD taken off a roof during a raid could have cost a printing firm thousands of pounds.

Businesses stretching across Brownfields, in WGC, were hit by thefts over the weekend of June 13 to 16.

Ian Whitelegg, managing director of Prime Impressions, one of the affected businesses, told the WHT that if water had leaked onto the systems then it could have been catastrophic.

"We walked into work on Monday after the weekend and we could see blue sky above us.

"If water had come through the roof and onto the printers then it would have seized up them up, costing us thousands.

"It has been an inconvenience anyway, because quite a bit of damage has been caused - the roofs are not meant to be walked on.

"The damage has been fixed temporarily, however."

He added: "About 100ft of lead has been taken, which is apparently worth about £1,000.

"The repairs will cost about £4,000 I should imagine.

"Luckily nothing has been taken for a while, but I think that's because it hasn't rained.

"They seem to come when it rains because the lead comes away easier."

Other companies that fell victim to thefts included IT Mouldings and Jupicore.

If you have any information contact police on 0845 33 00 222.

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