Halvergate Marshes

Police are urging members of the public, particularly dog walkers and church goers, to be vigilant following a number of thefts and attempted thefts from rural churches in Broadland and North Norfolk since the start of the New Year.

It’s after a number of incidents:

  • Between the times of 11.30am and 11.40am on 23 February at St. Marys Church in Reedham Road in Moulton St. Mary, suspect(s) have attempted to take a large cast iron stove.
  • Sometime between 23 February and 25 February at the Church of All Saints Freethorpe on Green Lane, suspect(s) have removed an escutcheon from a key hole. Nothing is believed to have been stolen at this stage.
  • Between the times of 10.30am and 6pm on 23 February at St. Andrews Church in Wickhampton, suspect(s) have stolen a number of items including a bronze statue, two bronze candlesticks, one glass decanter, a silver keyhole cover and a brass decorative plaque.
  • Suspect(s) have stolen an 18th century unmarked gravestone from the grounds of St. Mary the Virgin and St. Botolph in Cromer Road, Hevingham. Although the theft was reported to police on 19 March 2018, it is unclear when the offence was committed.

Officers are urging residents to report any suspicious activity by calling 101, noting down any vehicle registrations or descriptions of suspects. Always dial 999 if you believe a crime is in progress.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.