Metal stolen from roof of George Heriot’s School

Police are appealing for witnesses. Picture: Julie Bull

Police are appealing for witnesses. Picture: Julie Bull

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Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following the theft of metal from a school in the Capital.

Sometime within the past week, around 70ft of lead has been stolen from rooftop windows at the Greyfriars Building of George Heriot’s School in Lauriston Place.

Five windows have been affected at the block, which is used as the junior school, and the total value for the theft and necessary repairs is still being calculated.

Officers are now urging anyone who remembers seeing anything suspicious in the area to come forward.

PC Steven Skirving said: “The quantity of lead stolen would indicate that a vehicle was used to remove it from the school grounds.

“Anyone who remembers seeing a car, van or truck at the school during an unusual time, or saw the occupants behaving in a suspicious manner is asked to contact police immediately.

“Similarly, anyone with information that can assist us in tracing those responsible is also asked to get in touch.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.