Four Romanians sentenced to jail after stealing lead from more than 20 churches in the UK
Paul Buica, Constantin Motescu, Laurentiu Sucea, and Mihai Birtu admitted multiple counts of theft at an earlier hearing, BBC said. Motescu and Sucea were both jailed for six years and six months, Buica was jailed for six years, while Birtu got a 43-month sentence.
The thefts caused churches total damages of more than GBP 2 million.
Michael Cranmer-Brown, prosecuting, told the court that some of the churches targeted were "many centuries old and Grade I-listed.”
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