Lead theft not a victimless crime –Jackson‏

Sinn Féin Waterside Councillor Christopher Jackson has slammed those responsible for the theft of lead valued at £18,000 from the Gransha hospital site.CIS9L8pWwAQ4Ale

Councillor Jackson said “I would urge anyone with any information about this despicable act at Gransha Hospital to contact the police straight away.

In the last few years we have seen a rise in the number of lead thefts from homes and businesses across the city .We have seen schools in particular being targeted by these gangs with the repair bills running into tens of thousands of pounds.  Obviously whoever is behind these thefts see our schools as easy targets. It’s very hard to keep a 24 hour watch on school buildings.

As we head into the summer holidays I would urge people living close to schools, that if they see anyone acting suspiciously to contact the police.