THOUSANDS of pounds worth of damage has been caused to a Bromsgrove church after offenders ripped off lead from the roof.

The incident happened between Sunday and Monday at All Saint's Church in Burcot Lane.

Insp Dave King from Bromsgrove Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) labelled those responsible a "disgrace".

He said: "Stealing is bad, but from a church? Whoever the culprits are, you are a disgrace.

"Yet again targeting our heritage and history for our future generations.

"I appeal to all fellow Bromsgrovians to come forward and tell us anything you know about this."

Police are asking for anyone with any information to get in touch via 101.