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Church bell from Easton church recovered by police

17:47 12 July 2012

St Peters Church, Easton where determined thieves returned and finally managed to steal the brass bell of the bracket above the porch. Revd Darleen Plattin pictured outside. Photo: Steve Adams

St Peters Church, Easton where determined thieves returned and finally managed to steal the brass bell of the bracket above the porch. Revd Darleen Plattin pictured outside. Photo: Steve Adams

A church bell stolen from St Peters Church in Dereham Road, Easton, near Norwich, was recovered by police today - two days after it was taken.

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The brass bell was stolen after suspects managed to climb the roof and remove the bell from its chain.

Information supplied to police from local scrap yards led officers to a premise in Oak Street, Norwich where the bell was recovered.

A 25-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is being questioned at Aylsham Police Investigation Centre.

Inspector James Brown, from the Costessey Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We would like to thank local scrap dealers for their co-operation which has led to the recovery of the church bell.”

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