Good Samaritan’s tools stolen as he fixes vandalism


- Credit: Archant

A disabled parishioner has been left £200 out of pocket after tools he was using to repair a vandalised church notice board were stolen in broad daylight.

The plastic-fronted display outside the Methodist Church, in High Street, was smashed last month.

A church member, who asked to remain anonymous, volunteered to fit a new Perspex cover and left his tools on a wall behind the church hall while carrying out the work on Wednesday, April 8.

But when he went to collect his equipment, which included a new Bosch drill and a yellow lightweight vacuum cleaner, he found it had been taken.

The tools went missing at some point between noon and 6pm.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 101, crime reference: CR 248 9415.

The church member has also appealed for whoever took the items to return them to the foyer of the Methodist Church.

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