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Vandalism is a mystery says canon.

A senior clergyman at a Midland church which was vandalised three nights running is mystified why the church is being targeted.

Vandals struck at Holy Innocence Church in Kidderminster smashing several windows including a stained glass one.

Canon Guy Smith, who is responsible for the church, said there had been several other incidents over the past two months and grilles would have to be put across the windows.

In the most recent attack pounds 4,000 worth of damage was caused as thugs threw a variety of missiles through the windows including stones, an old tin of paint and a moped wheel.

Canon Smith said: "The glazier who is looking after the repairs seems to think it's someone with a vendetta but I really can't think of anyone."

He said he suspects the vandalism was the work of youths bored during the Easter holidays.

"I would very much like to know why. It's all very well to strike a high moral tone and say it's dreadful - which it is - but the question is why they are doing it?

He said he did not suspect young children because of the size and weight of the items thrown and because the attacks occurred late at night.
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Apr 7, 1998
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