300 Year Old Sandstone Crucifix Damaged and Stolen

Country: Germany

Date of incident: July 10, 2018

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



Sometime between July 8th and 10th unknown perpetrators smashed the "Hansenkreuz" with an object heavy enough to break the cross from its base and stole the sandstone crucifix, leaving only fragments behind. The Hansenkreuz had been standing at a crossroads in Dierscheid in the forest area of Kellerberg for 300 years. Police opened an investigation.

Witnesses with information are requested to contact the Trier police: 06571-926-0 or by e-mail at piwittlich@polizei.rlp.de

Sources: Presseportal Rheinland-Pfalz Polizei