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Church silver stolen in Bordon

Hampshire Police are appealing for witnesses after silverware was taken from an elderly lady's home in Bordon.

Thieves took a number of items from the property on Churt Road, Headley Down on July 12th.

The items included a solid silver inkwell and a silver teapot with a distinct inscription from the congregation of St Pauls.

“I would also like to speak to anyone who may have been offered the stolen items for sale. The items were of sentimental value to the owner and we are keen to hear from anyone who may be able to help us reunite the victim with her property.”

– PC Ben Vanes, Hampshire Police

St George's silver theft

17 pieces in all were taken worth more than £10,000 Credit: Sussex Police

Police in Brighton are seeking burglars who stole historic silverware from St George's Church the day after St George's day. 17 pieces in all were taken worth more than £10,000.

Largely chalices, alms-dishes and flagons, they were given to the church by Queen Adelaide in the 1830s.

Det Const Gemma Holley said: "The loss of these irreplaceable items have caused a great deal of distress for the church members and Father Brian Twohig has implored that anyone with any knowledge of this should contact police.

"We echo this appeal and ask that anyone who can assist contacts us via 101 quoting serial 0275 of 24/4. You can also call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111."