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King's Lynn Minster targetted by vandals



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Lynn Minster has been hit by vandalism which has smashed glass in one of the vestry windows on the north side of the building.

It is the second time in four months that windows in the Grade 1 listing church have been damaged.

Team Rector Canon Mark Dimond described it as “disappointing and frustrating.”

There has been more vandalism to one of the windows at The Minster in King's Lynn. (53524178)
There has been more vandalism to one of the windows at The Minster in King's Lynn. (53524178)

He said that some sort of object, possibly a ceramic bowl, had been thrown through the window leaving a gaping hole and with shards of glass scattered inside the building.

"It had obviously been thrown with some force," he said. "It could have been very dangerous."

The incident happened sometime early last week. Police are investigating and the Minster team is talking to its insurers.

There has been more vandalism at The Minster in King's Lynn. (53524179)
There has been more vandalism at The Minster in King's Lynn. (53524179)

Canon Dimond said: "This is such a gem and one of the wonderful things that bring people to the town. It is such a shame that one of our own would do this."

"It also has a financial impact. We have so many repairs and costs to deal with in this old building and then we get this. We raised more than £1,000 at our fair the other week and in just one moment it has gone and we are setback again."

The previous vandalism at the Minster smashed Victorian stained glass windows on the south and west side of the building. This time it narrowly missed stained glass but still left significant damage.

There has been more vandalism to one of the windows at The Minster in King's Lynn. (53524180)
There has been more vandalism to one of the windows at The Minster in King's Lynn. (53524180)


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