Heartless thieves have left a busy Bellshill community centre with a hefty repair bill after swiping lead flashing from its roof.
Services at the Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre are now facing disruption as organisers arrange repairs.
A police investigation has been launched after the culprits struck sometime between 5pm on Saturday, May 17 and 9am on Wednesday, May 21.
Robert Piper, the centre’s development manager, said: “We did our best to make the roof safe in the short term but it requires a major repair which we didn’t plan for.
“Ultimately this will disrupt the services the volunteers, staff members and local groups work very hard to keep running.”
For the full story, see the May 28 edition of the Bellshill Speaker.