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Silverware stolen in church burglary near Falmouth

Silverware stolen in church burglary near Falmouth

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 2:32pm 3rd June 2019.

A police appeal has been launched after a burglary at a church near Falmouth.

Officers say St Mylor was targeted on Sunday night and a silver pyx was stolen.

The small container has distinctive inscription which can be seen in the photos.

Access was gained to a locked vestry and brass oil stocks and a silver-plate cruet were also swiped.

Anyone who has any information is being urged to come forward.

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The silver marks on the pyx - which was stolen from St Mylor Church

"The church was targeted overnight between Sunday 31st March and Monday 1st April and a sliver pyx was among items taken.

"The circular container has a hinge lid and lifting ring and is inscribed on its side with ‘Ecce Agnus Dei’ and on its underside with ‘Prayer for W.A. White 1920-2002’.

"The item bears a silver mark of a lion’s head, the number 925, a leopard’s head and the letter D, which denotes the year 2003.

"Brass oil stocks and a silver-plate cruet were also stolen after access was gained to a locked vestry."

Devon and Cornwall Police

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This is the top of the pyx

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101, or email 101@dc.police.uk, quoting crime reference number CR/028948/19.

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers via 0800 555111 or at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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