30th March 2020

Christmas collection stolen from Taunton United Reform Church

Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for information after a collection was stolen from a church in Taunton.

The incident took place between noon on Christmas Day and 9.45am on Sunday 27 December at Taunton United Reform Church on Paul Street.

The offenders smashed a side window and broke into the vestry where they have then emptied collection pots.

Each year the church has a Christmas tree competition where each tree has a collection pot.

This year there were 20 collection pots and all 20 collection pots had been emptied and each potentially contained £25.

The money is sent to various charities.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police now on 101 and quote crime reference number 5215071319.