– PC Michael Kendall, Kent Police
We are in the process of reviewing CCTV of the area and are keen to hear from any witnesses who may have information useful to this case. I am keen to speak with three teenagers who were seen outside the church, they are reportedly two boys and a girl. The girl was heard shouting 'I've got a candle'.
The theft of such an iconic statue from a display which was commemorating Remembrance Sunday is a huge mark of disrespect and we are keen to find those responsible in an effort to both bring them to justice and return the statue to the church."
Police are investigating the theft of a statue of the Virgin Mary which was stolen from a special Remembrance Day display at a church in Folkestone.
The incident occurred on 10 November 2013, between 1.15pm and 1.25pm at the Church of our Lady of Christians in Guildhall Street, Folkestone.
The statue is valued to be worth around £600.