PIC ADDED: 60-year-old cross stolen from Dallam church

Warrington Guardian: 60-year-old cross stolen from Dallam church 60-year-old cross stolen from Dallam church

POLICE are appealing for information after a cross was stolen from St Mark’s Church in Dallam that had been there since it was built.

Rev Peter Marshall said the brass cross, and a brass candlestick, were stolen at some point during Sunday night, or in the early hours of Monday.

The theft was discovered when Maggie, the Reverend’s wife, went to the church on Longshaw Street on Monday.

Rev Marshall said the cross had been on a table in the church since it was built in the 1950s.

“It’s very annoying that someone has taken the cross,” he said.

“If anybody does come across it, we’d very much like it back.”

The cross is described as around 2ft tall, made of brass metal, and yellow in colour.

 If anyone has any information or knows of the whereabouts of the items, call police on 101 quoting incident number 376 19/05/2014.

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11:41am Tue 20 May 14

muckerman says...

A little online browsing will suggest that the surge in scrap metal theft from churches and war memorials is related to eastern European gangs.
A little online browsing will suggest that the surge in scrap metal theft from churches and war memorials is related to eastern European gangs. muckerman
  • Score: 17

2:16pm Tue 20 May 14

Uncoded says...

muckerman wrote:
A little online browsing will suggest that the surge in scrap metal theft from churches and war memorials is related to eastern European gangs.
Are you a member of UKIP by any chance?
I think you need to broaden your mind and stop posting idiotic, moronic drivel.
People like you are examples of why euthanasia should be legal. I'm sure someone would help to prevent the pain you must suffer when you try to engage your 2 braincells!
[quote][p][bold]muckerman[/bold] wrote: A little online browsing will suggest that the surge in scrap metal theft from churches and war memorials is related to eastern European gangs.[/p][/quote]Are you a member of UKIP by any chance? I think you need to broaden your mind and stop posting idiotic, moronic drivel. People like you are examples of why euthanasia should be legal. I'm sure someone would help to prevent the pain you must suffer when you try to engage your 2 braincells! Uncoded
  • Score: -26

4:35pm Tue 20 May 14

muckerman says...

Uncoded wrote:
muckerman wrote:
A little online browsing will suggest that the surge in scrap metal theft from churches and war memorials is related to eastern European gangs.
Are you a member of UKIP by any chance?
I think you need to broaden your mind and stop posting idiotic, moronic drivel.
People like you are examples of why euthanasia should be legal. I'm sure someone would help to prevent the pain you must suffer when you try to engage your 2 braincells!
Only saying what I see in the media. There is a connection if you do some research instead of spouting hatred. There is also a police report that says this is the case. People like you need to stop being so angry when someone reports what does not suit or fit in with your little idiotic ideals of Utopia.

It’s a big bad world out there hippy! ...Get over it.
[quote][p][bold]Uncoded[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muckerman[/bold] wrote: A little online browsing will suggest that the surge in scrap metal theft from churches and war memorials is related to eastern European gangs.[/p][/quote]Are you a member of UKIP by any chance? I think you need to broaden your mind and stop posting idiotic, moronic drivel. People like you are examples of why euthanasia should be legal. I'm sure someone would help to prevent the pain you must suffer when you try to engage your 2 braincells![/p][/quote]Only saying what I see in the media. There is a connection if you do some research instead of spouting hatred. There is also a police report that says this is the case. People like you need to stop being so angry when someone reports what does not suit or fit in with your little idiotic ideals of Utopia. It’s a big bad world out there hippy! ...Get over it. muckerman
  • Score: 23

4:44pm Tue 20 May 14

Uncoded says...

Just done some extensive research, as you have. Evidence points out that it could be a Scouser, Travellers, a scally from Orford or the Easter Bunny too.
Just done some extensive research, as you have. Evidence points out that it could be a Scouser, Travellers, a scally from Orford or the Easter Bunny too. Uncoded
  • Score: -15

4:46pm Tue 20 May 14

Uncoded says...

If the brass was well polished then surely we should suspect magpies too. After all, if you look at the evidence, they have a reputation for stealing things that shine.
If the brass was well polished then surely we should suspect magpies too. After all, if you look at the evidence, they have a reputation for stealing things that shine. Uncoded
  • Score: -18

8:27pm Tue 20 May 14

LennieB says...

Uncoded wrote:
muckerman wrote:
A little online browsing will suggest that the surge in scrap metal theft from churches and war memorials is related to eastern European gangs.
Are you a member of UKIP by any chance?
I think you need to broaden your mind and stop posting idiotic, moronic drivel.
People like you are examples of why euthanasia should be legal. I'm sure someone would help to prevent the pain you must suffer when you try to engage your 2 braincells!
Sticking labels on people who dont hold your view is is idiotic.

suggesting people should be put to death because you dont like there view is moronic drivel.
[quote][p][bold]Uncoded[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muckerman[/bold] wrote: A little online browsing will suggest that the surge in scrap metal theft from churches and war memorials is related to eastern European gangs.[/p][/quote]Are you a member of UKIP by any chance? I think you need to broaden your mind and stop posting idiotic, moronic drivel. People like you are examples of why euthanasia should be legal. I'm sure someone would help to prevent the pain you must suffer when you try to engage your 2 braincells![/p][/quote]Sticking labels on people who dont hold your view is is idiotic. suggesting people should be put to death because you dont like there view is moronic drivel. LennieB
  • Score: 17

8:43pm Tue 20 May 14

muckerman says...

Uncoded wrote:
Just done some extensive research, as you have. Evidence points out that it could be a Scouser, Travellers, a scally from Orford or the Easter Bunny too.
Don't believe you moron, just Google "Eastern European scrap metal theft in the UK" - too many results to list here on this forum.
Scousers and magpies?
First hatred, now silliness – well that’s the PC gang for ya
It takes a certain type of thief to steal from a church. I don’t think (generally speaking) that a Warrington person or a scouser would ever think to nick the Jonathon Ball and Tim Parry Memorial plaque...too close to our hearts. That was our EU guests. Just Google “Eastern European scrap metal theft in UK”

And I like how you ask me if I’m a member of UKIP – like it’s some kind of insult lol.
UKIP will do very well in the upcoming elections - but that’s when people like you don’t like democracy anymore and turn to violence.
[quote][p][bold]Uncoded[/bold] wrote: Just done some extensive research, as you have. Evidence points out that it could be a Scouser, Travellers, a scally from Orford or the Easter Bunny too.[/p][/quote]Don't believe you moron, just Google "Eastern European scrap metal theft in the UK" - too many results to list here on this forum. Scousers and magpies? First hatred, now silliness – well that’s the PC gang for ya It takes a certain type of thief to steal from a church. I don’t think (generally speaking) that a Warrington person or a scouser would ever think to nick the Jonathon Ball and Tim Parry Memorial plaque...too close to our hearts. That was our EU guests. Just Google “Eastern European scrap metal theft in UK” And I like how you ask me if I’m a member of UKIP – like it’s some kind of insult lol. UKIP will do very well in the upcoming elections - but that’s when people like you don’t like democracy anymore and turn to violence. muckerman
  • Score: 12

8:29am Wed 21 May 14

Uncoded says...

I don't hate anyone.
I don't believe I have ever been violent either. Do you enjoy making things up?

I enjoy democracy, but blaming Eastern Europeans for every scrap metal theft that ever happens seems a bit unfair to me. I assume you have lots of evidence to prove that Eastern Europeans are to blame for taking the items in this news story?

My silly comments were merely written to point out how stupid your original comment was.
I don't hate anyone. I don't believe I have ever been violent either. Do you enjoy making things up? I enjoy democracy, but blaming Eastern Europeans for every scrap metal theft that ever happens seems a bit unfair to me. I assume you have lots of evidence to prove that Eastern Europeans are to blame for taking the items in this news story? My silly comments were merely written to point out how stupid your original comment was. Uncoded
  • Score: -13

5:52pm Wed 21 May 14

muckerman says...

I’m not saying that every bit of scrap metal stolen is by an Eastern European, that would be silly – please pay attention and don’t make things up. Just saying there is a well known publicised issue.

On a personal note: a man with an Eastern European accent asked me if I wanted to sell him some scrap copper pipe I had.
I said no.
3 nights later somebody stole it....any ideas?
I’m not saying that every bit of scrap metal stolen is by an Eastern European, that would be silly – please pay attention and don’t make things up. Just saying there is a well known publicised issue. On a personal note: a man with an Eastern European accent asked me if I wanted to sell him some scrap copper pipe I had. I said no. 3 nights later somebody stole it....any ideas? muckerman
  • Score: 5

5:55pm Wed 21 May 14

muckerman says...

I’m not saying that every bit of scrap metal stolen is by an Eastern European, that would be silly – please pay attention and don’t make things up. Just saying there is a well known publicised issue.

On a personal note: two men, with Eastern European accents asked me if I wanted to sell him some scrap copper pipe I had.
I said no.
3 nights later somebody stole it....any ideas?
I’m not saying that every bit of scrap metal stolen is by an Eastern European, that would be silly – please pay attention and don’t make things up. Just saying there is a well known publicised issue. On a personal note: two men, with Eastern European accents asked me if I wanted to sell him some scrap copper pipe I had. I said no. 3 nights later somebody stole it....any ideas? muckerman
  • Score: 1

5:59pm Wed 21 May 14

muckerman says...

sorry about amended double post folks :)
sorry about amended double post folks :) muckerman
  • Score: -1

8:57am Thu 22 May 14

Melonfish says...

muckerman wrote:
Uncoded wrote:
Just done some extensive research, as you have. Evidence points out that it could be a Scouser, Travellers, a scally from Orford or the Easter Bunny too.
Don't believe you moron, just Google "Eastern European scrap metal theft in the UK" - too many results to list here on this forum.
Scousers and magpies?
First hatred, now silliness – well that’s the PC gang for ya
It takes a certain type of thief to steal from a church. I don’t think (generally speaking) that a Warrington person or a scouser would ever think to nick the Jonathon Ball and Tim Parry Memorial plaque...too close to our hearts. That was our EU guests. Just Google “Eastern European scrap metal theft in UK”

And I like how you ask me if I’m a member of UKIP – like it’s some kind of insult lol.
UKIP will do very well in the upcoming elections - but that’s when people like you don’t like democracy anymore and turn to violence.
Has anybody checked the coast for Viking longboats?
[quote][p][bold]muckerman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uncoded[/bold] wrote: Just done some extensive research, as you have. Evidence points out that it could be a Scouser, Travellers, a scally from Orford or the Easter Bunny too.[/p][/quote]Don't believe you moron, just Google "Eastern European scrap metal theft in the UK" - too many results to list here on this forum. Scousers and magpies? First hatred, now silliness – well that’s the PC gang for ya It takes a certain type of thief to steal from a church. I don’t think (generally speaking) that a Warrington person or a scouser would ever think to nick the Jonathon Ball and Tim Parry Memorial plaque...too close to our hearts. That was our EU guests. Just Google “Eastern European scrap metal theft in UK” And I like how you ask me if I’m a member of UKIP – like it’s some kind of insult lol. UKIP will do very well in the upcoming elections - but that’s when people like you don’t like democracy anymore and turn to violence.[/p][/quote]Has anybody checked the coast for Viking longboats? Melonfish
  • Score: -1

1:41pm Thu 22 May 14

fedster says...

Uncoded wrote:
I don't hate anyone.
I don't believe I have ever been violent either. Do you enjoy making things up?

I enjoy democracy, but blaming Eastern Europeans for every scrap metal theft that ever happens seems a bit unfair to me. I assume you have lots of evidence to prove that Eastern Europeans are to blame for taking the items in this news story?

My silly comments were merely written to point out how stupid your original comment was.
maybe its me but police interceptors only the last season was hunting metal thieves
27 arrest they made
all European but i bet thats just the media being europhobic aint it.

also the majority of Europeans do come to the uk and work hard but most of the new fraud scams all come from eastern Europe (shame we cant clone there laws to)
[quote][p][bold]Uncoded[/bold] wrote: I don't hate anyone. I don't believe I have ever been violent either. Do you enjoy making things up? I enjoy democracy, but blaming Eastern Europeans for every scrap metal theft that ever happens seems a bit unfair to me. I assume you have lots of evidence to prove that Eastern Europeans are to blame for taking the items in this news story? My silly comments were merely written to point out how stupid your original comment was.[/p][/quote]maybe its me but police interceptors only the last season was hunting metal thieves 27 arrest they made all European but i bet thats just the media being europhobic aint it. also the majority of Europeans do come to the uk and work hard but most of the new fraud scams all come from eastern Europe (shame we cant clone there laws to) fedster
  • Score: 3

3:21pm Thu 22 May 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

Swan and swan eggs nuff said!!!
Swan and swan eggs nuff said!!! GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 0

7:24pm Thu 22 May 14

mrsscouser says...

Uncoded wrote:
If the brass was well polished then surely we should suspect magpies too. After all, if you look at the evidence, they have a reputation for stealing things that shine.
I lived in warrington for over 30 years and have never met so many ignorant people who think that they are the bees knees with a few exceptions my children are warrington born and breed but they lucky for me don't have the warrington traits I now live in Liverpool and like the old saying goes give a place a bad name well I got news for you since living here I have never found a nicer caring group of people how dare you taint them with the same brush look closer at home maybe its someone you know a son a daughter a brother or sister just grow some bits and admit it prob from the local area of dallam where lets face it the never do anything wrong lol who am I kidding like I said give a place a bad name
[quote][p][bold]Uncoded[/bold] wrote: If the brass was well polished then surely we should suspect magpies too. After all, if you look at the evidence, they have a reputation for stealing things that shine.[/p][/quote]I lived in warrington for over 30 years and have never met so many ignorant people who think that they are the bees knees with a few exceptions my children are warrington born and breed but they lucky for me don't have the warrington traits I now live in Liverpool and like the old saying goes give a place a bad name well I got news for you since living here I have never found a nicer caring group of people how dare you taint them with the same brush look closer at home maybe its someone you know a son a daughter a brother or sister just grow some bits and admit it prob from the local area of dallam where lets face it the never do anything wrong lol who am I kidding like I said give a place a bad name mrsscouser
  • Score: -2

6:44am Fri 23 May 14

cirian75 says...

what the hell!

My brother was christened in that church 30 years ago

people who steal from churches, mosques and synagogue's deserve some proper jail time.
what the hell! My brother was christened in that church 30 years ago people who steal from churches, mosques and synagogue's deserve some proper jail time. cirian75
  • Score: 4

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