Lead stolen from Port Sunlight church roof

Image caption Christmas services are set to go ahead as planned

Thieves have stolen lead from a church roof in an historic Wirral village.

The lead was taken from the flashings at the bottom of the roof of Christ Church in Port Sunlight overnight and heavy rain led to the roof leaking.

The church secretary said two services on Christmas Eve and the Christmas Day mass would go ahead as planned.

Merseyside Police are appealing for witnesses and urging anyone with information to contact them.

The sandstone church is a landmark in the village, which was built by Lever Brothers for the workers in its Sunlight soap factory.

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