Sick thieves are targeting church congregations as they pray.
Not only are the crooks pinching lead off roofs and smashing valuable stained glass windows, but one even stole flowers from a church on the eve of a wedding.
A senior police officer branded the crimes as “despicable” and vowed everything possible was being done to catch the culprits.
Now worshippers are being urged to be on their guard, keep doors locked even during services and report anything suspicious to Central Scotland Police.
Full story and catalogue of crime at the Falkirk Herald.