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Leicestershire church lead theft police arrest two

All Saints church, Husbands Bosworth.
Image caption A large part of the roof of All Saints Church in Husbands Bosworth was damaged by the thieves

Two men have been arrested in connection with a spate of roofing lead thefts in Leicestershire.

Churches at Husbands Bosworth, Loughborough, Barrow upon Soar and Cotesbach were targeted earlier this month with losses estimated at £80,000.

Leicestershire Police had faced criticism that while they were informed while one theft was ongoing, they did not attend until two days later.

But Sgt Ed Des-Chanelle said he hoped the arrests would reassure the public.

The suspects are aged 33 and 38 and from the West Midlands area.

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