THE rector of St John’s Church in Alresford has given an update after it was vandalised last month.

As previously reported, the church was targeted overnight on March 27, before the Easter Services, with a notice board and three Easter crosses knocked to the ground.

Rev Heather Bearey previously told the Chronicle that the incident was “very upsetting and shocking”, saying: “We have felt as if we have been attacked”.

Hampshire Chronicle: Where the notice board was standingWhere the notice board was standing (Image: Chris Atkinson)

While the crosses have since been re-erected, the notice board is still yet to be replaced.

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Updating the Chronicle, Rev Bearey said: “The police have now filed the matter with 'no suspects'.

“We are in the process of replacing the notice board. Our insurers will be paying out for the cost, and we have had two offers from people to pay the excess on our insurance.

Hampshire Chronicle: St John's ChurchSt John's Church (Image: Chris Atkinson)

“The people of the town have been very supportive with messages to us. We think that this was an isolated incident.”

Rev Bearey had previously said that the notice board would cost £2,500 to replace.

A police spokesperson said the incident is still under investigation.