Hereford & Worcester

Copper stolen from roof of Bromsgrove GP surgery

Copper worth £20,000 has been stolen from a Bromsgrove GP surgery.

A 30ft by 30ft (9.1m by 9.1m) section of the roof at the New Road doctors' surgery was stripped of copper roof sheeting between Monday and Thursday.

Police are also investigating the theft of 20m (66ft) of copper wiring worth £500 from a building site at a school between 26 and 27 February.

A £30 wheelbarrow and a laptop computer worth £600 were also stolen from the site at Bromsgrove School.

Gates locked

Pc Steve Allen, of West Mercia Police, warned that shops, offices and schools were all vulnerable to being targeted by metal thieves.

He said crime prevention advice included storing ladders securely, keeping gates locked and restricting vehicle access after hours.

He added businesses could also install security lighting and cut back trees and bushes which screen buildings from the road.

Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to contact police.

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