Second Sheffield church receives threatening letter

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A second Sheffield church has received a letter containing threats, it has been confirmed today.  

Last week, an ‘unpleasant letter’ was published detailing threats made towards the congregation at St Mary’s Catholic Church in High Green, Sheffield

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It led to staff at neighbouring St Mary’s Catholic Primary School stopping pupils from attending a special mass at the church on safety grounds.

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Now, St Thomas More Catholic Church on Margetson Crescent, Parson  Cross, has confirmed that a similar later was also sent there.

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In a statement, the church said: “Our church did receive a similar letter. It is in the hands of the police.”

It is understood that a number of letters have been sent to churches across the country.

An investigation is being led by West Midlands Police.