Explosives used to steals thousands of pounds of sacred silver

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: April 14, 2023

Tens of thousands of pounds worth of chalices and sacred items have been stolen from the Lady Saint Mary's Church in Wareham after thefts broke into the church and blew up the safe on April 14. Explosives were used for the break-in and at least 25 pieces of communion silver, including a 450-year-old Elizabethan chalice worth 30,000 pounds, were stolen. The police suspects this gang of thieves has been targeting churches across the UK.

Source: bournemouthecho.co.uktelegraph.co.uk

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