‘Sentimental’ items including crucifix and oil painting stolen from north Essex churches
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A crucifix and an oil painting were among the items stolen during two church burglaries in north Essex.
Police are appealing for help to find the objects taken from All Saints Church, in Middleton, and St Andrews Church, Abberton.
A coat of arms statue, brass book rests and brass jugs were also stolen during the burglaries on March 13 and March 29.
A spokeswoman for Essex Police said the items were believed to have been sold at North Weald Market.
She added: “These items are of sentimental value of the both church communities.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Jack Morgan at Braintree Police Station on 101 quoting crime reference 42/43727/18 for St Andrews Church or 42/35647/18 for All Saints Church.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.