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Bournemouth: Police release CCTV after theft of church valuables

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after a lamp, statue and decorative palm frond were stolen from a church.

Police have urged anyone who sees the "very distinctive" items for sale to contact them (Photo: Dorset Police)


Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after a lamp, statue and decorative palm frond were stolen from a church.


The theft happened at St Stephen's Church in Bournemouth at about 09:30 BST on Friday.


A statue of Our Lady of Walsingham, a hanging silver sanctuary lamp and a decorative gold palm leaf were taken.


Anyone who recognises the man or has seen the items for sale is asked to contact Dorset Police.


The force said a private area of the church was also broken into and a number of items damaged.


While inside the church the man gained entry to a private area and damaged a number of items, police said


Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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