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Rector calls for community to be vigilant as vandals trash church entrance

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VANDALS have trashed the entrance to St Mary’s Church in Lymm village, sparking outrage from local residents.

Church Rector Beverley Jameson shared news of the vandalism on social media urging people to be vigilant and to contact the police immediately if they see any suspicious activity taking place near the church.

Beverley said: “Sadly the bench in St Mary’s Church porch in Lymm has been destroyed during the evening/ night of Friday, January 12.

“It has been reported to police. If anyone has any information please contact police quoting incident no 233.

Beverley added: “If anyone sees anything or anyone acting suspiciously in St Mary’s porch please ring the police immediately. It is so distressing not only to those who worship at St Mary’s but to those who love the church building whether they believe in God or not.

The rector shared the news on the Lymm Life Facebook group, sparking outrage from local residents, some offering to organise fund-raising to help repair the damage.

Local resident Trish Cockayne posted :”What is going on in Lymm? It seems that anti-social behaviour is on the increase!”

Another resident Paul Widdrington posted :”There are some strange goings on in the Church car park. I keep picking up laughing gas canisters. Always McDonald’s rubbish left as well.  Seems to be a meeting spot for bored delinquents of an evening.”

Others posted about the ongoing problems with anti-social youths congregating in the village centre and leaving litter around The Cross.

During the New Year period Police had to issue a dispersal order for around The Cross to enable them to easily move on unruly youths.

If anyone witnessed anything on Friday evening call the police on 101 quoting incident number 233.

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