Birds, drugs and medals: Just some of the items stolen from places of worship

Almost 50 places of worship have been broken into in Lincoln over the last two years.

A Freedom of Information request by The Lincolnite to Lincolnshire Police has revealed that 48 places of worship have been broken into over the last two years in Lincoln, with almost 200 across the county.

In 2016, 37 places of worship were broken into in Lincoln alone, with another 11 in 2017 so far.

For the county as a whole, 109 places of worship were broken into in Lincolnshire in 2016, with another 78 in 2017.

And the items taken from these places range from birds and books, to cash and purses.

See what items were stolen from places of worship from across the county in 2016/17:

  • Badges/medals
  • Bicycle
  • Birds
  • Books
  • Bracelet/anklet
  • Bricks
  • Cash/Valuables
  • Cellular/mobile phone
  • Charity box
  • Clothing
  • Donation Box
  • Drugs
  • Electricity
  • Electronic keyboard
  • Fastenings/Fixings
  • Flag
  • Floor coverings
  • Fuel
  • Glass
  • Groceries
  • Handbag
  • Keys
  • Laptop computer
  • Lead
  • Medical equipment
  • Musical instruments
  • Ornament/Crockery/Cutlery
  • Other beverages
  • Other jewellery
  • Other machinery/tool
  • Other musical instrument
  • PA System
  • Photographs
  • Plumbing materials
  • Pony-trap
  • Prescription drugs
  • Purse
  • Registration plate
  • Ring
  • Roof tiles
  • Roofing materials
  • Safe/cash box
  • Scrap metal
  • Security equipment
  • Signs
  • Smoker sundries
  • Speaker
  • Spectacles/lenses
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Wall safe
  • Wallet/billfold
  • Woodwind instrument