Repeated Vandalism at Church in Forst

Country: Germany

Date of incident: June 29, 2018

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private

St Nikolai, the main church in Forst, was repeatedly vandalized. During several weeks in June 2018 the facade on the side of the church was chipped at until the perpetrators were able to pull away the paint coating. Countless graffiti and a hole in the wall were also found. In addition to that, 18 glass windows which are located in the doors to the tower entrance were smashed. The church was left with uninsured costs to repair the 10 square meteres of facade were estimated at 2,000 euros and a further 300 euros to repair the windows.

It is not the first time the church has been a victim of vandalism. In 2017 the copper gutters and lightning rods were stolen which also left the church with a four digit sum to pay. 

The incident was reported to the police on the 13th of June. Photos were taken of the damage and police began an investigation.

Source: LR online 
Photo by SchiDD; CC BY-SA 4.0