Lead and google earth

Some negative reports from the bbc today about google earth about people using it to rob churches lead from the roofs.

A wave of people taking lead from roofs of many churches and other buildings have be hitting the uk over the last 2-3years due to is ease of removing it and the access to building like churches that are covered in it.

Walley’s comments follow 70 thefts from Lichfield diocese churches last year alone. Criminals have even used aerial photographs on Google Earth to locate the most lucrative hauls.

Quote from: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/science/article6806469.ece

St Leonards church Colchester has been hit and just using google maps you can see the lead here: click here

Many people worried about the security issues of home and businesses with google earth, google maps and street view but it seems the mass criminal activities is focused on lead.

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