Vandals damage Beverley church

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Published: Monday 20th October 2014 by The News Editor

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Vandals have caused £1,000 worth of damage at St Mary’s Church in Beverley by throwing a traffic cone at a stained glass window.

The police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which is thought to have occurred last Thursday night or Friday morning.

Reverend Becky Lumley, vicar at St Mary’s, said that this type of damage impacts on the donations given by local people, the only financial support the church receives.

She added that v andalism pushes up insurance premiums and means she struggles to make ends meet.

The historic church, which dates from between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries, is considered one of the most beautiful and historically significant in Britain.

But it risks collapse and closure without £5 million of repairs, including £450,000 almost immediately.

Witnesses to the crime, or anyone who has related information, should call the police on 101 quoting CS/2074741/14.

Copyright Press Association 2014

Published: Monday 20th October 2014 by The News Editor

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