A bride’s one of a kind engagement ring valued at £6000 was stolen from a Wisborough Green church on her wedding day on Saturday (June 7).
Between 2.30pm and 3pm a bridesmaid’s black L.K. Bennett handbag with a gold clasp was taken from the outside porch of St Peter ad Vincula, off Billingshurst Road. The ring was inside the bag.
As well as the engagement ring, the bag contained a white iPhone 5c in a coral pink case and make-up.
The ring was platinum and featured a sapphire and diamonds on the band.
A police spokesman said: “We have searched the grounds of the church but have found no trace of the bag or any of its contents.
“We have been able to trace the movement of the iPhone’s signal to the centre of Brighton but do not know where it or the ring have ended up.
“The ring is very distinctive so we hope that if someone is offered the chance to buy it in particular they will recognise it as stolen.
“The memory of the theft will scar the bride’s wedding day so we want to at least partially rectify this by reuniting her with her engagement ring.”
Police have appealed for witnesses. Anyone with information can contact police by calling 101 quoting serial 1265 of 7/6, or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
For the full story, see tomorrow’s (Thursday June 12) County Times.