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Mourners gather to say goodbye to the Dean of Ripon

Family and friends have gathered for funeral of the Dean of Ripon, the Very Revd Keith Jukes.

The Dean, who was 59-years-old, died at Harrogate District Hospital last Tuesday, just hours after being admitted.

The Bishop of Ripon and Leeds was among those to pay tribute.

Mourners were invited to bring a small stone to be placed on a 'cairn' in the centre of Ripon Cathedral, which will remain until the anniversary of the Dean's ordination next month.

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Funeral takes place for Dean of Ripon

The Very Revd Jukes was installed as Dean of Ripon in 2007 Credit: Ripon Cathedral

The funeral will take place place on May 31st for the Dean of Ripon who has died aged 59.

The Very Revd Keith Jukes was installed as Dean of Ripon in 2007. He passed away at Harrogate District Hospital just hours after being admitted.

The service will take place at Ripon Cathedral.

Cathedral’s silver stolen in Ripon burglary

This silver cross was stolen from the house near Ripon Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information after a burglary at a medieval house near Ripon where silver on loan from Ripon Cathedral were stolen.

A silver cross and a pair of silver candlesticks were taken from Markenfield Hall in Ripon sometime overnight between January 6th and January 7th.

A silver gondola-shaped toast rack and a small quantity of cash were also taken during the burglary.

These silver candlesticks were stolen during the burglary Credit: North Yorkshire Police

“This burglary occurred in a fairly remote location, so any sightings of suspicious people or vehicles could be vital to the investigation.

“The items stolen are extremely difficult to replace and are hold great value to the owners of the hall and of course to Ripon Cathedral.

“If you have any information that can help with our enquiries or have been offered the stolen items for sale, please contact the police or Crimestoppers as soon as possible.”

- PC Chris Hind, of Harrogate CID

Anyone who can help officers with the investigation is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.