Man arrested after stained glass smashed at Hitchin and Letchworth churches
- 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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