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Police are appealing for information after a church was burgled in Havant.
It happened between 10.15am and 3.30pm on Monday, October 29 at the St. Thomas A Beckets Church in Church Lane, Warblington.
Thieves got in to the church while it was open to the public for prayer and reflection.
A 14ft by 7ft green altar cloth that had been hand made by a parishoner with a dove embroidered on it was stolen and a hymn book was torn.
PC Andrew Fuller from Havant police station said: "This church was targetted during the day while it was open for the use of members of the public. The cloth that has been stolen is discribed as irriplacable. I would like to speak to anyone who recognises the cloth from the picture and has information about the incident."
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Fuller at Havant police station on 101 or call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 01962 875000.