Burglary at Gillingham Church


POLICE are investigating after burglars broke into a church in Dorset.

Officers investigating the heist, which took place in Gillingham, are calling for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

According to a police statement, it was discovered at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 3 that entry had been forced into St. Benedict’s Church on Cemetery Road.

The break-in is believed to have occurred between 11 am Wednesday, June 2 and 9 am Thursday, June 3, 2021. Officers are investigating what was stolen.

Vicky Biggs, Police Community Support Officer, North Dorset Police Department, said: ‘We are investigating this incident and I am calling on anyone who has witnessed suspicious activity in the area to contact us.

“I also urge anyone with information on who was responsible for this burglary to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, e-mail [email protected] or calling 101, quoting the number d ‘event 55210087719. Alternatively, to remain 100% anonymous, contact the independent Crimestoppers charity online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call the free number 0800 555 111.


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