Cambridgeshire Police are appealing for information after an oak lectern and other items were stolen from a church in Main Street, Ufford. The thefts happened between 9.30am and 3.15pm on Saturday (March 16th at St Andrew's Church, in Main Street, Ufford.
The oak lectern (or podium) was an carved eagle design, five feet tall and approximately three feet wide. It was stolen along with an oak bench, about three feet in length and 10 inches wide, and three black iron wall sconces, about 18 inches tall with five inch bowls
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The church would have been open to the public when the thefts happened. Church artefacts are highly sought after as architectural reclaim decorative items in Europe, and for dressing the interiors of restaurants and clubs.
CRO Carol Aston said: "I would urge people to look at the pictures we have released and consider whether they have seen these items anywhere since Saturday. The church is upset by their theft and we are keen to get them back.
"It is also likely that someone may have seen the items being stolen as the lectern and bench are heavy and would have taken some lifting."
Anyone with information should contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 .
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