Heartless vandals go on church rampage

| June 10, 2010

Thieves ransacked a Glossopdale church just hours after Sunday worship.

The intruders broke into Holy Trinity Church at Dinting Vale sometime after worship finished at 11am on Sunday.

They made their way in through a window before turning things upside down in the vestry, the choir room and the main body of the church.

They emptied cupboards and drawers and scattered hymn books on the floor, but nothing was reported stolen.

One of the church wardens, Kate Gee, said that the church community had been left saddened by the break-in.

"We have mixed feelings about this. We’re very saddened that somebody would do that, but we’re very grateful that it wasn’t worse. As far as we can tell they didn’t take anything and they didn’t desecrate the church. We think they were looking for money, but we’re not a church that has a lot to take."

The crime was discovered at about 10am on Monday by two members of the congregation who then reported it to the police.

People in the wider Dinting community have also been upset by the break-in.

Local councillor Jean Wharmby said: "I think it’s absolutely terrible. I’m shocked – the crime situation around here is fairly good and I’m really surprised. It’s bad enough to do this anywhere but to choose a church and ransack it for seemingly no reason, it’s terrible. I’m very shocked and upset about this and it’s really sad for this to have happened to the church and the community, they must be very upset."

The police are appealing for witnesses to the break-in which happened between 11am on Sunday and 10am on Monday. Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area between those times is asked to call Derbyshire police on 0345 123 33 33.

 

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