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Thieves steal cash donations from collection boxes in South Armagh church

Police in South Armagh are appealing for information after a Catholic church was burgled and damaged.

psni56The Chapel on Main Street, Forkhill, was broken into sometime between Friday, 18th December and Saturday, 19th December.

A stained glass window was smashed to gain entry and further damage was caused inside with a sum of cash stolen, including donations from collection boxes.

Speaking to Newry Times, Constable Nugent said, “This was a disrespectful and disgusting incident. Any attack on a church is an attack on the very heart of the community and some of the cash stolen was money donated by local parishioners.

“We would like to find those responsible and need your help. The chapel is situated off the road behind Fairview Park and we would like to hear from anyone who witnessed any activity around this area between Friday and Saturday or anyone who has information that may assist our investigation. We can be contacted in Newtownhamilton on 101, quoting ref: 529 191215.

Constable Nugent added, “We are also currently working with community representatives to set up a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in the area and I would encourage all residents to sign up to the scheme and work with us to prevent, detect and deter crime and suspicious activity in your neighbourhood.”

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