Lead thieves caught in act on a roof

Night patrols in a town led to the arrest of two people caught stealing lead from a roof.

Officers began the patrols following a spate of metal thefts in Mexborough.

In the early hours of Friday, July 22, they found two people on the roof of a shop in Bank Street.

The two, a 22-year-old man and a 16-year-old youth, were arrested and approximately £200 of lead was recovered nearby.

Pc Phil Black of the Safer Neighbourhood Team said the team would continue to patrol the area to reassure the public that action was being taken on matters of concern to them.