Thieves steal 800 glasses and a wine barrel during wedding


Thieves have stolen 800 glasses and a wine barrel from outside an Oxford church after a wedding.

The glasses, which were a mixture of tumblers, champagne flutes and wine glasses, were stacked in crates outside St Aldates Church in Pembroke Square in Oxford. They were taken overnight.

Also taken was a wooden wine half-barrel with the words ‘Vina Tobia’ which was 1.5 metres high. The barrel and the trays holding the glasses were stamped with the company name ‘The Oxford Wine Company’.

This was a significant theft of a large number of items in the city centre and would have needed a vehicle of some sort to remove them and probably over a period of time.

– Police Constable Ashley Gardne