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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Longton Fire Station Lead Theft

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are appealing for information following the theft of £3,000 worth of roof tiles from Longton Fire Station.

"We are extremely disappointed that anyone would do this to any building, let alone a building that’s sole purpose is to serve the community."

Area Commander for Stoke-on-Trent, Wayne Bowcock

Staff at Longton Fire Station only realised the theft had taken place when it rained overnight on April 27th and they were faced with flooded rooms the next morning.

The theft caused £6,000 worth of damage - double what the tiles were actually worth, as the roof has had to be made watertight again, electricians have been required to repair damaged electrics and heating and several rooms have had to be cleaned and re-decorated.

Area Commander for Stoke-on-Trent, Wayne Bowcock said: "We are extremely disappointed that anyone would do this to any building, let alone a building that’s sole purpose is to serve the community.

"We hope someone from the local community will come forward with information to help trace the culprits."

PC Lisa Joynson at Longton Police Station said: "This theft has been reported to and is being investigated by Staffordshire Police. Anyone with information is asked to contact Longton Police on 0300 123 44 55 or alternatively people can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."