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Guildford church left vandalised after break-in

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Guildford church left vandalised after break-in

Published at 11:59am 19th June 2020. (Updated at 12:18pm 19th June 2020)

A church in Guildford has described a break-in and vandalism at its premises in Hazel Avenue as "really sad."

A part of the building was left badly damaged after it happened earlier this month at St Peter's Shared Church.

Police have been notified following the incident.

In a statement, Surrey Police confirmed the incident, saying suspects had forced their way in overnight on the 5 June.

It says they caused " significant amount of damage but it is not believed anything was stolen."

It says enquiries remain ongoing.

Pictures show a toilet, a lounge and a kitchen area with markings strewn over curtains, the walls, the toilet itself, the sink, floors, sofa and cushions.

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A toilet cubicle was left badly damaged.
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A kitchen area displays signs of vandalism.

The church posted the photos above on Facebook - its post said:

"We had a break-in at church and lots of damage to the extension just really sad.

"If you know of anything do let us know we reckon it was about 5am and we think there was a dog - some evidence left on the stage stairs!

"Please pray that it can get sorted quickly thanks."

Surrey Police is appealing for information - anyone who knows anything can contact them on 101, quoting crime reference number PR/45200058320.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.