Police are hunting for arsonists who set fire to a North Yorkshire church.
St Mary’s Church in Riccall was targeted on Friday (24 June).
A wooden cross which was attached to the front entrance of the church was set alight and completely destroyed.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “The matter is being investigated as a hate crime, as the church and its religious symbols appear to have been directly targeted.
“Additional patrols are being undertaken in the area.”
They are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
“In particular, we are appealing for information about any suspicious activity around the church.
“Anyone who may have captured CCTV images, dash cam footage or doorbell camera footage of anyone acting suspiciously in the area of Church Street is ask to contact police.”
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