Eight arrested for stealing lead in Derry

Eight people have been arrested for stealing lead in Londonderry in the last week, the police have said.

Manhole covers and lead from rooftops are among the items taken.

PSNI Inspector Jon Burrows said an increase in the value of scrap metal is to blame.

"We are putting on extra patrols to try and catch those responsible, and we charged someone yesterday with stealing manhole covers.

"It's quite despicable, and everything we can do to catch them and put them behind bars should be done, and we'll need the public's help to do that."

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