A POPULAR Haverfordwest pub has had lead stolen from its roof overnight by unidentified thieves.

Staff locked up at the Bristol Trader at around 11:30pm last night (Monday, December 4) and returned this morning to find that leadwork has been ripped from part of the roof above the extension.

Brian Harries, landlord of the pub, made an appeal to any members of the public with information about the damage to come forward.

“I would ask that if anyone came through Quay Street in the early hours of the morning and saw anything suspicious, or saw a car or people around the trader late last night, to take that information to the police. It would be really useful,” he said.

Not all of the lead from the extension roof has been taken, and Mr Harries says he thinks whoever set to work at the roof was disturbed by someone else.

Mr Harries has been in touch with the police to report the incident, and with the company who operates his CCTV to see if there is anything suspicious caught on camera.

CCTV footage has shown a large white van with an open back driving down Quay Street at 3am in the morning.

The Bristol Trader will remain open and the staff have assured customers that the incident will not affect business.

The leadwork was originally added to the pub during a renovation 14 years ago, and took a specialist tradesman several days to complete.

A spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police said: "Police are investigating the theft of lead from the conservatory roof of a public house on Quay Street, Haverfordwest.

"The lead was stolen sometime between 11.30pm on Monday, December 4, and 9am on Tuesday, December 5."

Anyone with information about the incident should call Dyfed-Powys Police on 101.

If you are Deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908, quoting Ref: 089 of December 5.