UPDATE: Ilford police appeal after yobs smash up church’s Christ painting

A police forensics team is due to visit the Ilford church hit by vandals later today.

They will be searching for clues after a painting of Christ and war memorial were left smashed, as well as Victorian silver plates and candlesticks were stolen from St Mary the Virgin Church in High Road, Ilford.

Police are appealing to anyone who has information in connection with the crime to call their burglary squad on 020 8345 2681.

It is believed the crime took place between Boxing Day evening and yesterday (December 28).

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