The theft was discovered on 4 February

Work was due to begin today to replace metal stolen from the roof of an entrance to the Woolwich Foot Tunnel.

Police have been informed about the theft, which was discovered on 4 February, which saw the covering of much of the roof of the tunnel’s southern portal stolen.

Greenwich Council runs the 108-year-old tunnel, which runs from Woolwich to North Woolwich, and has to cover the cost of repairing the damage. It says the metal taken from the roof was worthless.

A council spokesperson told 853: “During the period up to 4 February 2020, much of the metal roof covering the Woolwich foot tunnel south side) building was stolen. The roof covering is in the process of being replaced and works are scheduled to start on Wednesday 19 February.

“This was a mindless act of criminal activity because the material that was stolen is worthless as scrap, yet the council now has to cover the cost of repairs.

“We have reported this incident to the police and if anyone has any information about the theft, please contact them on 101.”

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