Thieves have stripped roofing-lead, plumbing fixtures and other valuable materials from a large empty property – No 2 Stanwell Road Penarth – which is immediately next door to the home of the Labour South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Alun Michael.
No 2 Stanwell Road was formerly the Vale of Glamorgan Community Health offices and stands on the corner of Rectory Road and Stanwell Road. ) into 5 luxury apartments. Mr Michael lives at No 4 – a house which again is displaying a Labour Party election poster.
Amongst the items stripped from the property have been sheets of lead roofing over the period bay windows of the house.
The property has been the subject of a number of planning applications and the Vale of Glamorgan Council eventually granted permission for the development of seven apartments on the site and a four-bedroom town house.