Stoke & Staffordshire

Trio admit Stoke Minster roof lead theft

Three men have admitted stealing lead from the roof of Stoke Minster.

Spartakus Grachauskas, 23, Mykolas Serdiucenco, 18, and Nikoladus Janouicius, 23, from Crewe, appeared at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.

An appeal has started to replace the £13,000 worth of lead which was stolen back in April.

A church spokesman said the cost of replacement and repairs would cost the minster more than £30,000. The men will be sentenced at a later date.

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