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Cross and medals stolen in raid on Lancaster Vicarage

John Freeman
Local police are appealing for information after burglars stole a cross and medals during a raid on a Lancaster vicarage.

Burglars broke into the Priory Vicarage on Priory Close, Lancaster, between 5 and 9.00pm on Sunday 28th March and stole five gold Christian medals, worth £100 in total, and a large ornate jewelled gold coloured cross on a gold chain, worth £100.

The cross can be seen here worn by Reverend Newlands, on the left of the picture with the Right Reverend Nicholas Reade, bishop of Blackburn. (click the image or here for a larger version of the picture).

“The items taken were quite distinctive," notes DC Mark Greaves, Lancaster CID, "and I would urge anyone who is either offered these items for sale, or who may have seen something suspicious near the vicarage on that evening, to get in touch with us.”

• Contact police on 01524 63333.