Church cross damaged

19 Dec 2016 10:50 AM

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a church cross was deliberately damaged in North Tyneside.

It happened outside the Church of the Good Shepherd on Burradon Road in Burradon at 6pm on Thursday, December 15.

Offenders went up to the wooden cross on grass outside the church and pushed the cross over, causing the wood to snap and the cross fall to the ground.

Neighbourhood Inspector Mark Storey said: "This mindless vandalism has caused great upset in the community. Not only does the cross belong to the church but it was also made up from the last two props from the Burradon pit. This cross has a great deal of meaning for the whole community and we are appealing for help from the community to identify the offenders."

Police are appealing for witnesses, anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, is asked to contact police.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 568 of 16/12/16 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.