Thieves steal ancient chest from church at Ringstead, near Hunstanton

The chest which has been stolen from the church at Ringstead. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

The chest which has been stolen from the church at Ringstead. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary - Credit: Archant

An ancient oak collection chest has been stolen from a village church.

Police say the 18th Century relic was taken from St Andrew's Church at Ringstead, near Hunstanton, on Tuesday morning.

Thieves entered the church, on Chapel Lane, between 9am and 12-noon and removed the chest.

Officers have released an image of the stolen chest and anyone who may have been offered the item for sale is urged to contact police.

Anyone with information should call PCSO Mark Taylor at Hunstanton police on 101.


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