100-year-old eagle lectern stolen from Lovely Lane church

The carved eagle, when it was being restored to go back into St Barnabas Church

The carved eagle, when it was being restored to go back into St Barnabas Church

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POLICE are appealing for information after a carved wooden eagle was stolen from St Barnabas Church on Lovely Lane where it had been for more than 100 years.

The eagle, part of the lectern in the church, was taken, along with a silver plaque.

Both are of sentimental value to the church, the eagle having been given as a gift in 1901.

PC Alison Ball, of Warrington West NPU, said the burglary happened overnight between Thursday and Friday last week.

Police believe the items may be offered for sale in Warrington.

Anyone with information can call PC Ball on 101, quoting incident number 237 of August 8.

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10:56pm Tue 12 Aug 14

ChristoB says...

How low will people stoop? Stealing from a church is absolutely despicable. I guess it's unlikely but let's hope they catch the thieves although lawyers and do-gooders will no doubt find ways of excusing them. Sad times indeed.
How low will people stoop? Stealing from a church is absolutely despicable. I guess it's unlikely but let's hope they catch the thieves although lawyers and do-gooders will no doubt find ways of excusing them. Sad times indeed. ChristoB
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10:15am Wed 13 Aug 14

chunkymunky says...

ChristoB wrote:
How low will people stoop? Stealing from a church is absolutely despicable. I guess it's unlikely but let's hope they catch the thieves although lawyers and do-gooders will no doubt find ways of excusing them. Sad times indeed.
why is stealing from a church more 'despicable' than stealing from a public or private place??? Any theft is despicable!
[quote][p][bold]ChristoB[/bold] wrote: How low will people stoop? Stealing from a church is absolutely despicable. I guess it's unlikely but let's hope they catch the thieves although lawyers and do-gooders will no doubt find ways of excusing them. Sad times indeed.[/p][/quote]why is stealing from a church more 'despicable' than stealing from a public or private place??? Any theft is despicable! chunkymunky
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11:40am Wed 13 Aug 14

Freeborn John says...

chunkymunky wrote:
ChristoB wrote:
How low will people stoop? Stealing from a church is absolutely despicable. I guess it's unlikely but let's hope they catch the thieves although lawyers and do-gooders will no doubt find ways of excusing them. Sad times indeed.
why is stealing from a church more 'despicable' than stealing from a public or private place??? Any theft is despicable!
How very modern.
You should be in the Church of England clergy with a right-on attitude like that.
[quote][p][bold]chunkymunky[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChristoB[/bold] wrote: How low will people stoop? Stealing from a church is absolutely despicable. I guess it's unlikely but let's hope they catch the thieves although lawyers and do-gooders will no doubt find ways of excusing them. Sad times indeed.[/p][/quote]why is stealing from a church more 'despicable' than stealing from a public or private place??? Any theft is despicable![/p][/quote]How very modern. You should be in the Church of England clergy with a right-on attitude like that. Freeborn John
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