Police arrest two men stripping lead from Horbury church roof

Police arrested the men. Photo: West Yorkshire Police
Police arrested the men. Photo: West Yorkshire Police
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Police have arrested two men who were caught 'lead-handed' stripping metal off a church roof.

Police were called after two men were spotted stealing lead from the roof of St Peters Church in Horbury this morning.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: "St Peters church Horbury- 2 males arrested after being caught stripping the lead from the roof #teamwork with divisional units"

Police today are also issuing a fresh appeal after an arson attack at a house in Leeds.

Police were contacted by the fire service at 3.43am today (July 16) regarding a blaze at a property on Ashton Avenue in Harehills, where a sofa and a wooden pallet had been set on fire outside an unoccupied house.

A bottle that was believed to have contained flammable liquid was found at the scene. The incident follows a shotgun attack on the same property on June 25