Louth

Mindless vandals damage historic 13th century Lincolnshire church

Vandals have once again damaged the historic 13th century St Botolph’s Church in Skidbrooke.

The Grade 1 listed isolated church, around seven miles east of Louth, has been subjected to several incidents of criminal damage over recent years.

Police are appealing for any information to help with their investigation.

PCSO Billy Spence said: “The church’s atmosphere and reputation for paranormal activity attract hundreds of visitors and the Churches Conservation Trust, who care for the building, welcome the interest in this important piece of national heritage.

“However, why any of those visitors would then want to mindlessly damage the church is bewildering and deeply saddening and I would urge anyone with information about who is responsible to contact us.”

Anyone with information should call Lincolnshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 129 of June 25.

Alternatively, get in touch with the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.