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Faversham church lead theft causes 10,000 damage

Damage estimated at £10,000 has been caused to a church roof in Kent after thieves removed lead sheeting.

Police were called to St Mary of Charity Church in Faversham after two men were seen on the roof, just before 1000 BST on Tuesday.

Officers and a dog handler searched the churchyard. They also searched the roof after fire crews arrived with ladders.

Police said lead sheeting worth £800 was stolen and some was left damaged at the scene. Two men have been arrested.

The two men, aged 28 and 23, both from the Faversham area, have been bailed pending further inquiries.

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