North West Wales

Bangor Cathedral cross damaged in 'despicable' break-in

Processional cross Image copyright North Wales Police
Image caption A broken cross was among the damage caused

A processional cross and other items were damaged during a break-in at Bangor Cathedral.

North Wales Police described it as "a despicable act" with "a significant amount of damage" caused.

The break-in was discovered on Friday morning.

The Very Rev Kathy Jones, Dean of Bangor, said: "All they are really doing is putting themselves in danger and creating unnecessary and heartbreaking work for us to clear up."

A North Wales Police spokesman said: "This was a despicable act damaging such a well-loved and significant local building and every effort is being made to trace those responsible.

"It was a shock and extremely saddening to find that the cathedral had been broken into last night or early this morning and damage caused inside the building."

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