A modern bible was left in the empty space by the thieves
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Rare bible from 1589, stolen from St Mary's, Trefriw

A rare bible dating back to the 16th Century has been stolen from a locked case at a church in the Conwy Valley.

The Geneva Breeches Bible from 1589 was at St Mary's church in Trefriw in a glass case covered with a cloth to protect the book from daylight.

Churchgoers realised it was gone on Sunday when a child asked to see it.

It had last been seen on 25 October, and the church had only been left open and unattended on four occasions since then.

Matthew Richards reports.

  • 03 Dec 2013
  • From the section Wales