Lead stolen from neighbouring homes

POLICE are investigating the theft of lead from two neighbouring homes.

Thieves stole the metal from the canopies above the bay windows of two homes next door to each other in Hutton Avenue, Hartlepool.

Today a spokeswoman from Cleveland Police urged anyone who witnessed the offence or knows who is responsible to ring police.

She said: “We received reports of the lead thefts, which are thought to have occurred overnight from Tuesday into Wednesday.

“The houses were next door to each other and lead had been stolen from the canopy above a bay window.

“We would ask any member of the public who witnessed any suspicious activity in the street, or knows the perpetrators, to contact police.”

Witnesses can call Hartlepool Police on (01642) 302110 or ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.