Derby

Silver dating back to 1662 taken from Derbyshire church

  • 29 July 2011
  • From the section Derby
Tankard
Image caption A tankard was among the items taken from St Peter's Church

A collection of silver and pewter items, some 350 years old, has been stolen from a Derbyshire church.

St Peter's Church, on Pindale Road in Hope, was broken into between 2 July and 27 July, police said.

About 15 items, dating back to between 1662 and 1970 and including two silver chalices and a 17th Century pewter plate, were taken from a safe.

Police said the items, which are used for special services, were worth thousands of pounds.

A pair of ornate candlesticks and a tankard were among the items stolen.

Anyone with information on the theft is asked to contact Derbyshire Police.

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