Copper thieves hit Maidenhead church three times

Copper thieves hit Maidenhead church three times

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Simon Meechan

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Copper thieves hit Maidenhead church three times

Copper thieves struck on three consecutive nights at a church.

Property steward Roger Neal said replacing the metal could cost £10,000

They took sections of copper from the roof of a covered walkway at the High Street Methodist Church.

It was targeted on Monday, December 9 and on the two following evenings.

The walkway leads into the church from King Street.

Church property steward, Roger Neal, said the decorative copper is only worth up to £200 but the labour costs of getting it replaced could be 'in excess of £10,000'.

The church is in the process of opening a homeless shelter in neighbouring Kingsway House and hopes to open on cold nights early next year.

Paying to replace the copper will put a huge dent in its coffers.

A kitchen and bedrooms are being installed.

Roger added: "It is all damaging the church's funds.”

Police are investigating.

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