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Witness appeal – Vandals cause damage at Church in Tidworth

Witness appeal – Vandals cause damage at Church in Tidworth

Officers from Amesbury Police Station are investigating a number of incidents at St Mary’s Church, South Drive in Tidworth. The Church Conservation Trust are in the process of opening up the Church for use by the community but plans are being disrupted by vandals. In one incident people entered during the night and left behind pools of vomit, litter and drinks bottles. In another incident which occurred at some point last night (Wednesday 1 June 2016) attempts were made to break into the Church using a cart which had been left in the foyer. The cart was used to try and ram the door causing significant damage to the door and surrounding stonework. PC Jon Brunt said: “These people have caused thousands of pounds of damage to the Church, intricate stone work and carvings have been ruined by their reckless actions. “The destruction and mess that confronted the lady, who is trying to provide this new facility for the local community, was devastating. We ask that anyone who has information regarding these incidents comes forward.” Anyone who was in the area of St Mary’s Church yesterday evening/night time or who has any information on those responsible is asked to contact PC Jon Brunt at Amesbury Police Station on 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 where details may be left anonymously if preferred.


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