Rare artefact stolen from church

POLICE are hunting criminals who stole a rare 15th century chest has been stolen from a Suffolk church.The theft happened between 6.15pm on Saturday April 12 and 9am on Sunday April 13 when the Holy Trinity Church, in Church Lane, Blythburgh was targeted.

POLICE are hunting criminals who stole a rare 15th century chest has been stolen from a Suffolk church.

The theft happened between 6.15pm on Saturday April 12 and 9am on Sunday April 13 when the Holy Trinity Church, in Church Lane, Blythburgh was targeted.

The church's stained glass windows were damaged and a number of furniture items were taken.

One of the items was a rare 15th century chest table.

Police want to know if anyone has been offered the item or asked about the value.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Lee Simons at Saxmundham Police Station on 01473 613500.