Man arrested after stained glass smashed at Hitchin and Letchworth churches

People have arrested a person following the attack on St Mary's Church

People have arrested a person following the attack on St Mary's Church - Credit: Archant

A man has been arrested today in connection with three incidents of criminal damage caused to St Mary’s Church in Hitchin, and St Paul’s in Letchworth on Tuesday.

The 38-year-old man from Letchworth was also arrested in connection with further incidents of criminal damage on the same day where black paint was smeared around a number of locations in Letchworth including the town centre, Gernon Road and Broadway.

A stained glass memorial to the fallen of the First World War was badly damaged at St Mary’s, while a separate panel portraying Jesus Christ was also smashed.

In total, more than £10,000 worth of damage was caused to window panels.

St Paul’s Church in Pixmore Way, Letchworth, was also targeted just after 12 noon on the same day.


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The man remains in police custody for questioning.

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