Telford metal theft brings down ceilings

Related Stories

Ceilings collapsed at a Telford house after thieves stole thousands of pounds worth of copper piping.

Police said about 40m of pipes were stolen from radiators, causing a "significant" leak at an empty property at Fifth Avenue in Ketley Bank.

They said the break in, which caused damage put at £5,000, was believed to have taken place on Tuesday night.

The theft was only detected when the leak later spread to a neighbour's house, West Mercia Police said.

West Mercia Police appealed for anyone with information on the theft to contact them on the non-emergency 101 number.

A spokeswoman added: "Around £3,000 worth of copper piping was stolen from the property and it is estimated that it will cost around £5,000 to fix, repair and redecorate."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Shropshire



Min. Night -2 °C


Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.