Lead thieves target former Chinley council offices

The former High Peak Borough Council offices at Chinley.
The former High Peak Borough Council offices at Chinley.
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SECURITY arrangements are to be reviewed at the empty council offices in Chinley after a quantity of lead was stolen.

It is believed thieves struck at the High Peak Borough Council-owned site, on Hayfield Road, in the early hours of Monday morning.

Police are investigating the theft, which saw a quantity of lead flashing stolen from the roof of the main building.

A council spokesman said: “The site is patrolled regularly by a security firm in line with the council’s requirements.

“Nevertheless, we will now be reviewing arrangements.”

Roof repairs will be carried out as a matter of urgency.

It hasn’t yet been possible to put a value of the lead stolen.

Anyone with information about the theft should contact police on their non emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.