Monday, March 26, 2012

Thieves target medieval castle

Police have turned to the public for help after metal thieves struck at a tourist hot-spot. Sometime over the weekend raiders targeted Helmsley Castle and took the lead guttering from the front fascia of the visitor centre.

It is estimated the lead is worth around £1,000 and officers are checking CCTV to try and identify the the thieves.

PC Andy Rogers said: "I am appealing to anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area of Helmsley Castle over the weekend. It is likely that the offenders will have used a vehicle to transport the lead from the scene, therefore I would also like to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious vehicles in the area around the time of the theft.”

Click here to read this article from the Darlington and Stockton Times

See also Relic Robbing: Church’s Medieval Treasures in Jeopardy?