Sussex Church Suffers Repeated Vandalism

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: May 9, 2019

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



In the latest in a series of vandalism incidents at the St John the Evangelist church in Copthorne, the Victorian gate memorial to World War I veterans in the churchyard was kicked in and broken. The Churchwarden reported that this was the latest in a string of incidents at the village church. Police are investigating.

Source: Crawley and Horley Observer 
Photo: Richard Rogerson / Lych Gate St. John’s Church, Copthorne, West Sussex, CC BY-SA 2.0