Yorkshire stone has been stolen more than 600 times in three years in Bradford a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Bradford Telegraph and Argus report: 

More than 600 thefts of Yorkshire stone have been recorded across Bradford in three years, with just 16 charges brought against those responsible, the Telegraph & Argus can exclusively reveal.

Bradford Council’s heritage champion, Councillor Val Slater, said that thefts had a major impact on the social and historic environment of Bradford.

She added that she was disappointed that so few had been brought to justice and called for anyone with knowledge or information about the theft of Yorkshire stone to contact police.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.