Hereford & Worcester

Pipe thieves cause Lea Castle Hospital flood

Metal thieves caused damage estimated at up to £10,000 when they took pipes from a disused hospital.

A bungalow on the site of Lea Castle Hospital in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, flooded when copper water pipes were removed during Wednesday night.

A West Mercia Police spokesman said the site belonged to the NHS and any cost to it was a cost to the public purse.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the police.

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