A rural church was the victim of theft over the weekend when coping stones from its wall were stolen.

Police are appealing for information following reports of the theft from St Mary's Church, Pilleth - which is around five miles from Knighton.

The stones are believed to have been stolen on Saturday.

A spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police said: “Police have received a report that coping stones have been stolen from a wall at St Mary’s Church, Whitton, Knighton.

"It is believed they were stolen sometime on Saturday, December 2."

Anyone with information that could help officers with their investigation is asked to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police, either online at: https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing [email protected] or by calling 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

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Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org