Church theft

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A HAUL of historical silverware has been stolen from a church in Hope. The 15 items were taken from a safe at St Peter’s Church, Pindale Road, between 9am on Saturday, July 2 and Wednesday, July 27.

The silverware dates back to 1662 and includes two silver chalices and a 17th century pewter collection plate.

Anyone with information on the theft should call Derbyshire Police on 0345 1233333 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.