People who saw van with ‘removals’ on the side in Combs before church lead theft asked to contact police

St Mary's Church in Combs.

St Mary's Church in Combs. - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

New information has been passed to police investigating the theft of lead from a church in Combs.

It concerns a vehicle seen on the night of the theft from St Mary’s Church in the village.

A large van was seen in the area during the early hours of Monday, August 24, and is described as a white, either hi-top transit or box van, with large vertical doors at the rear, with the word ‘removals’ on the side.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen a van matching this description or has any other information that may assist with their enquiries.

Police would like to encourage communities to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity or crimes in progress to police by dialling 999.


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Anyone with any information about this or other church lead thefts in Lavenham and Stratford St Mary should call Suffolk police on 101.

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