Church burgled to buy food

| August 28, 2011

A SCARBOROUGH reverend yesterday spoke out after a man admitted breaking into his church – and stole from a charity box.

Barry Lee Wright, 32, of Trafalgar Square, who has burgled properties before, got into Westborough Methodist Church.

But he was seen on closed-circuit TV cameras as he helped himself to the contents of the charity box, which was meant to help Scarborough’s Amelia’s Fund, set up by Amelia Scholey who endured a heart transplant in her teens.

Miss Scholey, now 24, said: “I’m gutted … it was being raised for people who needed it.”

The Rev Haynes added: “In that girl you have the best in humanity, and on the other hand you have this guy, who represents the worst in it.”

Magistrates heard that Wright selected the church for his latest pilfering act on Wednesday August 17 – but was caught on CCTV.

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