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Church broken into in Kidderminster
12:49pm Monday 21st January 2013 in News
A church has been broken into in Kidderminster causing £900 worth of damage.
A 42-inch LG television worth £200 was also stolen in the burglary at Baxter United Reform Church, in the Bull Ring.
The burglary happened between 10am on Saturday and 10am yesterday.
Thieves attempted to lever large double doors and a side door, before removing a kitchen window causing £500 worth of damage.
Part of the panels of two internal wooden doors were also broken, causing further damage costing £400.
The stolen television had been brought with money left to the church in the will of Lynn England, wife of former minister Reverend Gerald England, when she died in 2007.
The screen was used to play videos and DVDs to elderly people attending the church's luncheon club.
Church secretary Bill Robson said: "The Sunday service went ahead as best it could but the burglary has caused a great deal of distress to everyone."
Witnesses or anyone with information should contact PC Angeline Baker at West Mercia Police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident 190-s-200113, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.