SILVERWARE was stolen from a Wareham church.
The items – including candlesticks, plates and chalices – were taken from the Lady St Mary Church, at Church Green, some time between 9.45pm on Friday (April 14) and 9am the following morning.
PC Ryan Dunkerley, of Purbeck police, said: “We are conducting enquiries into this burglary, and I am keen to hear from anyone who may have information that could assist our investigation.
“I would urge anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area on the night of Friday 14 April 2023 to please get in touch.
“I would also like to speak to anyone who comes across silverware being offered for sale locally or online in suspicious circumstances.”
Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230057398, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.