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Valuable silver chalice stolen from church near Cambridge

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A silver 16th century chalice worth thousands of pounds was stolen from a village church.

Thieves broke into All Saints and St Andrews Church, in Church Lane, Kingston, near Cambridge, between 25 September and 1 October.

They removed the chalice from a safe.

The chalice has the inscription, “FOR THE TOWEN OF KINGSTON”.

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PC Hannah Watkins said: “We’re urging anyone who spotted any suspicious activity in the area or who has seen the chalice for sale to contact us as a matter of urgency.”

Anyone with information about the theft should contact police via their web chat service or online forms at www.cambs.police.uk/report quoting 35/71217/22.

Anyone without internet access should call 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.

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