Burglars Smash Stained Glass Window at Leicester Cathedral

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: March 4, 2020

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith



Sometime between 6 p.m. on March 4th and 7:20 a.m. on March 5th, burglars smashed a stained glass window in the chapel of Christ the King at the eastern end of Leicester Cathedral, next to the room where Richard III is buried at Leicester Cathedral.

A spokeswoman for Leicestershire Police said: “Damage was caused to a window and a small amount of money was taken.”

“It’s very sad; we continue to work hard to try to ensure this lovely building can be experienced by everyone. We want to be a place where all can feel welcome and safe so it’s disappointing that this damage has happened. We would encourage anyone who does know anything about this to contact the police,” a Cathedral spokesperson said.

Source: Leicester Mercury 
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