Overnight between the 12th and 13th of May, a set of valuable organ pipes was stolen from the esteemed St Johns Church in Patching. The church, classified as a grade 1 listed building, has been left reeling from the theft, which has not only resulted in the loss of the pipes but also caused significant damage. Experts estimate that the repairs or replacement costs will soar into the thousands of pounds.
Authorities are urging the public to come forward with any information they may have regarding the incident. If anyone witnessed or heard anything suspicious during the night in question, they are strongly encouraged to contact the non-emergency hotline at 101, quoting reference number 47230088487.