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."
More top news
Kate Haskell has the pollen forecast.
Kate Haskell has the bank holiday weather for the west of the ITV Meridian region.
Kate Haskell has the weather for the east of the ITV Meridian region for this bank holiday.