Silver belonging to a Cornish church, which survived the English Civil War, has been lost by a bank.

Lloyds has apologised to the Parish Church of St Veep and begun X-raying all its safe deposit boxes to try to track down the items.

Surviving silver from the civil war is very rare, as the majority was requisitioned to pay for armies. The war started in 1642 and went through several stages until its definitive end in 1651.

No one knows how the church originally acquired the silver, as records have been lost - but there has been a church on that site in St Veep, Cornwall since the 6th century.

Jeff Welch had a chat with the church warden - who says Lloyds should be very embarrassed.