VANDALISM at a Hampshire town church has sparked a police appeal.

St John's Church in East Street, Alresford, was struck by vandals overnight on March 27 before the Easter services. 

A noticeboard and three wooden Easter crosses were knocked to the ground. 

A Hampshire police spokesman said: “We received a report that some time overnight on March 27 into March 28, damage was caused to the St John the Baptist Church noticeboard, and three Easter crosses were knocked down.

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“Enquiries remain ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44240132028.”

Revd. Heather Brearey, St John's Church rector, previously told the Chronicle that the noticeboard would cost £2,500 to replace.

A post on the Alresford Area Churches Facebook page said: “St. John’s would like to thank the community for the messages of support following the recent vandalism in the churchyard. This is now being dealt with by the police as a criminal investigation. We are all praying for those responsible.”