£400 of lead stolen from building in Snailwell - police share CCTV footage in appeal

The CCTV footage shows two men reaching to the top of the building in New Street, Snailwell.

The CCTV footage shows two men reaching to the top of the building in New Street, Snailwell. - Credit: Archant

Around £400 of lead was stolen from a building in Snailwell earlier this month and police have now shared CCTV footage of the incident.

Officers are keen to speak to the two men pictured in the CCTV footage about the theft, which happened in New Street at around 3.30am on Wednesday, August 2.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting crime number CF0441660817.

Where is Snailwell?

Snailwell is a small village and civil parish in East Cambridgeshire, around 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) north of Newmarket.


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The parish of Snailwell covers an area of 2,034 acres in the extension of eastern Cambridgeshire that surrounds the town of Newmarket in Suffolk.

The western and southern boundaries also form the border between Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, with the southern boundary following the line of the ancient Icknield Way (now the B1506).

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The northern boundary with Fordham follows the River Snail that rises in the parish, and the eastern boundary with Chippenham follows field boundaries.

The parish has been occupied since at least the Bronze Age when woodland was cleared

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