Thieves target church

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St Mary’s Church in Mildenhall will stay open despite the latest theft from a collection box.

Thieves broke into the box and made off with the money inside at the end of last month. This week church leaders said that while the theft had been ‘disappointing’ they would not be installing extra security despite it being targeted in the past.

David Revera, husband of the vicar Sue Leathley and deputy churchwarden, said: “This has been going on for several years but the cost of things such as CCTV would outweigh the money coming in. We want to keep the church open and it is disappointing but symptomatic of other things that are happening today.”