A church in Wigan has had £2,000 of coping stones stolen.

The thieves struck at the Abram Parish Church on Warrington Road in Abram sometime between 12pm on 7 July 2014 and 11am on 9 July 2014, when the thefts were discovered.

Police are now appealing to anyone who has information to come forward.

PSCO Sue Hall said: “This is a sickening theft. This church is the lifeblood of this community and to have been targeted in this way shows a total lack of respect and conscience from those responsible.

“I’m sure the community will join together in indignation following this theft and I would ask that people use that sense of outrage to help us identify the culprits.

“The stones are worth quite a bit of money so the thieves will undoubtedly try and shift them quickly to line their own pockets, so I would ask anyone who is offered coping stones to be vigilant and call police immediately as you could be being offered the stolen stones.

“I would also ask that people keep their ear to the ground and if you overhear anything that might help us identify who was responsible then please call us.”


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