Would-be thief 'wees' in church bucket

A would-be thief has sparked an appeal after he urinated in a church bucket, say police.

Friday, 8th September 2017, 9:47 am
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:42 pm
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The incident happened on September 5 at around 1.15pm at the church of Our Lady Star of the Sea in St Annes on St David's Road South.

Police are appealing for members of the public to identify the man in the CCTV images who they think may be able to help them with their investigation.

A police spokesman said: "The offender has entered the church, which was open to the public at the time, he then attempted to steal some property.

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"The suspect has then urinated in a bucket also causing damage.

"The images are not of the best quality, however, we are sure someone may recognise his clothing or his dog."

Anyone with information or who noticed anything suspicious in the area please email the Officer in the Case – PC 731 Oliver Maughan [email protected] quoting crime number WA1716345.

You can also report online https://doitonline.lancashire.police.uk/ or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org

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