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Holy Trinity and All Saints church vandalised in East Anglia

Two communities have been horrified by acts of "mindless" vandalism that saw church windows smashed and graves desecrated.

Two communities have been left horrified by acts of vandalism toward historical sites (Image: Newsquest)

The All Saints Church in Chedgrave and the Holy Trinity in Loddon were both targeted by petty vandals last week, in which pieces of flint and tree branches were used to "significantly" damage the two historical sites.

In one case, a nearby wooden grave marker had been torn from the ground and thrown through one of the medieval-era stained-glass windows, causing extensive buckling to the lead frames.

A tree branch had been hurled through one of the church windows (Image: Richard Ball)

Reverend David Owen, the rector of the churches for 10 years, said the attacks had left the local communities "horrified" and "disgusted".

Pieces of flint and stones were used to smash and knock out the medieval glass panes (Image: Richard Ball)

"This kind of thing doesn't usually happen in this area, at least not since I've been rector.

"It doesn't make it any less disturbing though.

"We have an idea as to who might have done it but we shall leave it up to the police now."

Mr Owen said repairs to fix the damage at the Holy Trinity will cost around £5,000, while work on All Saints in Chedgrave will be upwards of £50,000.

The police investigations into the vandalism are ongoing.


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