OFFICERS investigating a burglary at a church in Gillingham are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Members of St Benedict’s Church in Cemetery Road discovered that entry had been forced into the building at 9am on Thursday June 3.

It is believed the break-in occurred between 11am on Wednesday June 2 and 9am on Thursday June 3.

Officers are carrying out enquiries to establish what has been stolen.

Police Community Support Officer Vicky Biggs, of North Dorset police, said: “We are investigating this incident and I am appealing to anyone who has witnessed any suspicious activity in the area to please contact us.

“I would also urge anyone with information as to who is responsible for this burglary to please come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210087719.

Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call Freephone 0800 555 111.