Ballyearl lead theft

Ballyearl Leisure Centre. INNT27-042-FP
Ballyearl Leisure Centre. INNT27-042-FP

LEAD flashing worth up to £8,000 was stolen from Ballyearl Leisure Centre on Wednesday, June 29.

Staff at the centre noticed the lead was missing from the roof above the fitness suite, reception and golf shop on Wednesday morning.

It is thought the value of the material stolen could cost the council anywhere between £5,000 and £8,000 to replace.

A council spokeswoman said business at the Doagh Road centre had been unaffected by the theft.

Councillor, John Scott added: “This is a disgrace - this is not just a theft from the council but a theft from the Newtownabbey ratepayers and I would urge anyone with information to contact the police.”

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