Lincolnshire

Three plead guilty to Lincolnshire church metal theft

Three men have pleaded guilty to stealing lead from churches across Lincolnshire

Tadas Andruska, 35, of Roman Pavement, Andrius Cereska, 30, of Laceby Street and Andrius Kvedavas, 30, of Maple Street, all Lincoln, admitted charges of conspiring to steal lead.

Police arrested them after a six-month operation into metal thefts from 22 churches.

The three pleaded guilty at Lincoln Crown Court through interpreters.

They are to be sentenced later in the year.

The churches included St Leodegar's at Wyberton; St Peter and St Paul's at Algarkirk; St Mary's at Frampton; St Nicholas's at Lutton; St Peter and St Paul's at Gosberton; St Margaret's at Quadring and St James's Church at Aslackby.

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