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Copper thieves hit Maidenhead church three times

Copper thieves hit Maidenhead church three times

Simon Meechan

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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