Theatre group hits back against thieves

Fighting back against stealing metal from buildings are, from left; crime prevention officer, Jan Brown, neighbourhood policing sargeant, Lindsay Brown, manager of Lancashire Partnership Against Crime, Ian Groundwater, community beat manager for Morecambe Town Cewntre, PC Rob Brookbanks and chairman of the Friends of the Winter Gardens, Evelyn Archer.
Fighting back against stealing metal from buildings are, from left; crime prevention officer, Jan Brown, neighbourhood policing sargeant, Lindsay Brown, manager of Lancashire Partnership Against Crime, Ian Groundwater, community beat manager for Morecambe Town Cewntre, PC Rob Brookbanks and chairman of the Friends of the Winter Gardens, Evelyn Archer.

A CONSERVATION group hoping to secure the future of a Morecambe building has been provided with crime prevention tools by police following the theft of lead from the property’s roof.

Thieves targeted the Grade II listed Winter Gardens between September 28 and October 6 and removed lead flashing from the roof.

The subsequent damage caused by leaking rain water will cost an estimated £10,000 to repair.

Lancashire Constabulary’s crime prevention officer Jan Brown has now secured LANPAC funding to provide the Friends of the Winter Gardens, who own the building, with property marking kits. The kits include SELECTADNA Grease, which is suitable for lead and other metals.

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