Sacred religious objects stolen in church break-in

St Mary the Virgin Church, Hardwick
St Mary the Virgin Church, Hardwick

Sacred religious items have been stolen from a church – causing ‘distress’ to its congregation.

The break-in happened at St Mary the Virgin Church, Hardwick sometime between Sunday May 25 and Sunday June 1, police said today (Thursday).

Criminals got into the church and stole various items of silverware including a number of challises, patens, flagons communion sets and crosses.

Det Con Emma Francis from Aylesbury police station said: “This has caused disruption and distress to the congregation and the church.

“If anyone saw any suspicious activity in the area please contact me through the Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.”

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.