CCTV image released by police after lead thieves strike again at Rushden school

Anyone who recognises the teenagers in the CCTV picture is urged to come forward

By Alison Bagley
Thursday, 18th February 2021, 4:57 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th February 2021, 4:58 pm

Police investigating a lead theft from a Rushden school are appealing for help to trace two teenage boys they would like to speak to.

Lead was stripped from the roof of Tennyson Road Infant School in Highfield Road, Rushden, on Tuesday, February 16.

Two people were recorded by a CCTV camera close to the area and it is thought they may be able to help police with their enquiries.

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A spokesman for Northants Police said: "Between 12.45am and 2.45am on Tuesday, February 16, lead flashing worth around £2,500 was stolen from a flat roof at Tennyson Infant School, in Highfield Road, by offenders who gained access by scaling a fence in a side alley.

"Officers have released a CCTV image of two teenage boys who they believe may have information relevant to their enquiries.

"Anyone who recognises them or anyone with information about the lead theft is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 21000093590."

It's the second time this year that the school has been targeted by lead thieves with the previous incident on Saturday, January 23, causing a significant amount of damage due to melting snow and rain cascading through the damaged roof.

Damage was also caused to one of the children’s sheds, resulting in it being unusable.