Thieves target merchant

Published:  11 November, 2009

LANCASHIRE: Thieves stole rolls of lead from a Preston builders' merchants.

The burglars cut the fence to enter Builders Supplies West Coast depot on Chain Caul Way in Ashton-on-Ribble, between 5pm on November 5 and 7am the next day.

A police spokesman said: "This was an unusual crime which again occurred during the evening of Bonfire Night, a time when more local people than usual would have been out."

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