Church silver stolen in raid

DERBYSHIRE Police are investigating the theft of a large amount of historic silverware from a church in Hope.

St Peter’s Church, in Pindale Road, was broken into some time between 9am on Saturday, July 2, and 10am on Wednesday, July 27.

The offenders took around 15 items from a safe, dating from 1662 to the 1970.

Items stolen include two silver chalices and a 17th century pewter collection plate.

Anyone with information should call Derbyshire Police on 0345 123 3333 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.