THREE suspected thieves has been arrested in connection with lead stolen from the roof of a care home in Halesowen.

Police were called late on Tuesday, May 27 after a passerby had spotted a group of men up ladders, allegedly stripping lead off the roof of Halesowen Project for the Elderly on the town’s Queensway.

Dudley Police attended the scene and stopped three men nearby.

The trio were arrested and earlier today (20 June) the suspects were charged with theft.

Mark Bilsby, aged 49 and from Naggersfield Road, Brierley Hill, David Fletcher, aged 21 and from Junction Road, Lye and Jamie Bourne, aged 34 and also from Junction Road, Lye will appear before Dudley Magistrates Court on 15 July.