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'Unscrupulous thieves' target Suffolk churches

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'Unscrupulous thieves' target Suffolk churches

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Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Suffolk Constabulary

Several Suffolk churches have been targeted by "unscrupulous thieves" over the past three months - prompting a rural police officer to urge communities to be vigilant.

Silver was stolen from St Margaret's Church in Cowlinge between June 12 and July 10 while a collection box was taken from the Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Wangford on July 8.


The Church of Saint Peter in Little Thurlow, near Haverhill, saw lead taken from its roof on May 27, and thieves also attempted to steal lead from the roof of St Mary's Parish Church in Bures St Mary on June 23.

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