Three arrested on suspicion of stealing lead from Leas Cliff Hall
THREE men have today been arrested on suspicion of stealing lead from the roof of the Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone.
The men, wearing hoods and balaclavas, were spotted acting suspiciously on the Leas at about 4am.
Police officers arrived to find the trio hiding among the rocks on the seafront. One of the men was arrested, while two ran off only to be caught shortly after.
Metal, believed to have come from the roof of the famous cliff-top venue, was discovered nearby.
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Inspector Jon Holl said: "Officers were able to get quickly to the Leas after these men were spotted acting suspiciously in the early hours of the morning and we would like to thank the caller who did exactly what we ask – if you see people where they shouldn’t be and around empty buildings then call the police immediately."
The men, all from Folkestone and aged 25, 20 and 17, remain in custody this afternoon.
Advice about measures to take to prevent metal theft are available on the Kent Police website.