Police hunt thieves after “despicable” church theft


By Rory Reynolds

POLICE are hunting “despicable” thieves after £2,000 worth of equipment was stolen from a church.

The culprits broke into St Paul’s Church in Galashiels and took a projector used for presentations and classes.

They also damaged several items of furniture during the raid, which occurred between 4.45pm on Saturday and 10.05am on Sunday.

A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police said: “This is a despicable theft that is all the more poignant given the time of year it has occurred.

“Anyone with information that can help us locate those responsible is asked to contact police immediately.“Similarly, anyone with information that can assist with our enquiries is also asked to get in touch.”