Theft of lead causing major problems in Derry

A Derry Councillor has said repair costs following the theft of lead piping in the City will run in to tens of thousands of pounds.

Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Councillor Tony Hassan says that thieves have targetted over 100 homes, businesses and schools in the Greater Shantallow area alone.

He says it’s clear that an organised criminal gang have a plan of action in place and have a ready market for the lead.

Councillor Hassan has called on the police to increase resources and catch those responsible: