Wiltshire

Jesus statue stolen from Wingfield war memorial

Statue of Jesus Christ Image copyright Wiltshire Police
Image caption The bronze statue was taken from the war memorial at the weekend

Thieves have stolen a bronze statue of Jesus Christ from a war memorial near Trowbridge.

The metre-high (40 inch) statue was part of the World War One memorial in Wingfield.

The statue, cast about 100 years ago, is believed to be worth around £10,000 and was erected in the village in 1917. Three bronze bolts were also taken.

PC Richard Gardner, from Wiltshire Police, said: "This is the theft of something symbolic to a community."

The statue is believed to have been stolen overnight on Friday 28 February from the Wingfield Crossroads, where the A366 crosses the B3109.

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