James More (2020). Crime epidemic: Our historical rural churches are facing a raft of threats. Express. 16 March.
Steven Salter (2020). Thieves cause costly damage targeting lead from Somerset's rural churches. County Gazette. 15 March.
Prasun Sonwalkar (2020). India seeks return of 15th century Tamil statue in Oxford. Hindustan Times. 23 February.
David Batty (2020). India asks Oxford museum to return 'stolen' bronze statue. The Guardian. 21 February.
Alex Spencer (2020). Thief smashes priceless Cambridge church windows by Victorian artist. Cambridge Independent. 14 February.
TNN (2020). Picture of stolen Thirumangai Alwar idol matches one in London Museum. The Times of India. 13 February.
Harry Bullmore (2020). 'Shady and unscrupulous' metal detectorist hits Winchelsea. The Argus. 13 February.
Helena Horton (2019). British aristocrat confronted by 'Indiana Jones of art world' over priceless stolen artefacts. The Telegraph. 22 January.
Bex Bastable (2018). University offers £10,000 reward in bid to recover stolen silverware. Brighton & hove Independent. 21 December.
Harry Bullmore (2018). Thief steals £100,000 worth of silverware from university chapel. The Argus. 17 December.
Press Association (2018). Thieves take entire roof from Grade I listed church. Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter. 5 October.
Simon Leonard (2018). Thieves steal £40,000 worth of lead from North Lincolnshire church. Grimsby Telegraph. 21 September.
Kelly Williams (2018). The pelican thief ... police probe after golden bird statue stolen from church. Daily Post. 11 September.
BBC News (2018). Twenty-one ancient skulls stolen from Kent church. BBC News. 18 July.
Alex Williams (2018). Westminster Abbey urged by African ambassador to hand over looted relic. Premier. 4 July.
Martin Bailey (2018). Ethiopia claims Ten Commandments tablet hidden in Westminster Abbey. The Art Newspaper. 2 July.
Beth Pridding (2018). Centuries old artefacts stolen from Catton Hall chapel over bank holiday weekend. Burton Mail. 8 May.
Network Norfolk (2018). Norwich church burglar escapes jail sentence after help. Network Norfolk. 12 April.
Dominic Gilbert (2018). Man who looted "irreplaceable" antiques from Norwich churches while homeless escapes jail. Eastern Daily Press. 11 April.
James Jeffrey (2018). Britain's Secret Theft of Ethiopia's Most Wondrous Manuscripts. Atlas Obscura. 11 April.
Andrew Hirst (2017). Theft of silverware and records from Whitton church was 'attack on community'. East Anglian Daily Times. 31 December.
BBC News (2017). York Minster to be protected with anti-terror security blocks. BBC News. 6 November.
Anadolu Agency (2017). Turkey seeks return of 16th-century Quran from London. Daily Sabah. 24 October.
Interfax Ukraine (2017). Border guards detain Briton who tried to smuggle collection of antiquities from Ukraine. Interfax Ukraine. 12 October.
KLFM (2017). The damage being done to our churches. KLFM. 6 October.
James Badcock, Nick Squires (2017). Briton arrested in Spanish hotel on suspicion of stealing ancient artifacts from Italy. The Telegraph. 29 August.
Olivia Rudgard (2017). Pagans demand return of church buildings 'stolen' 1,300 years ago. The Telegraph. 27 August.
Chris Bishop (2017). Thieves steal ancient chest from church at Ringstead, near Hunstanton. Eastern Daily Press. 14 August.
News and Star (2017). Burglar admits damaging ancient wooden panel at Carlisle cathedral. News and Star. 10 August.
KL (2017). More than £250,000 needed for alarms for Norfolk's churches. KL. 3 August.
Tamworth Herald (2017). Vandals daub anti-christian messages on Tamworth's St Editha's Church. Tamworth Herald. 15 June.
Christopher Gage (2017). Thieves raid safe and loot artefacts during church break-in. The Brecon & Radnor Express. 24 May.
BBC News (2017). Medieval stones stolen from Edinburgh hospital. BBC News. 4 April.
Dunfermline Press (2017). Teenager caused £5,000 of damage to ancient church in Dalgety Bay. Dunfermline Press. 17 March.
Chris Bishop (2017). Was ancient church at Santon Downham, near Thetford, targeted by nighthawks?. Eastern Daily Press. 6 March.
Vanessa Thorpe (2017). Vandals target display of multifaith artworks at Gloucester Cathedral. The Guardian. 12 February.
Mark Foster (2017). Church secured against thieves - at cost of £311,000. Darlington & Stockton Times. 10 February.
Alex Williams (2017). Cathedral-goers get up-close look at snatched medieval crucifix. Premier. 6 February.
Nazia Parveen (2017). Antiques dealer jailed for stealing painting from Chester Cathedral. The Guardian. 31 January.
Tom Mack (2017). Ancient Welby church banned from displaying 'tasteless' plaque thanking lottery windfall. Leicester Mercury. 23 January.
BBC News (2017). Thieves steal lead from church roof. BBC News. 19 January.
Helen Machin (2017). Thousands of pounds worth of damage caused to ancient church. Tamworth Herald. 2 January.
Dalya Alberge (2016). London church to be reunited with stolen 16th-century carving. The Guardian. 21 December.
BBC News (2016). Man guilty of stealing Chester Cathedral's Greek Lazarus painting. BBC News. 5 December.
Frances Barrett (2016). Man accused of stealing Chester Cathedral icon stands trial. The Chester Chronicle. 30 November.
BBC News (2016). Man 'stole' Chester Cathedral's Greek Lazarus painting. BBC News. 30 November.
Richard Morris (2016). Art detectives track down stolen 12th-century Indian sculpture. India GB News. 3 October.
Vijay Kumar (2016). The ghost of Vaman Ghiya is rising. DNA. 24 September.
Jenny Thomson (2016). Buddha statue theft from temple treated as hate crime. STV. 20 September.
Adrian Imms (2016). Yobs 'mindlessly' smash historic stained-glass window in 12th-century Rye church. The Argus. 15 September.
The Plymouth Herald (2016). Vandals daub bizarre message on cathedral's 900 year old walls. The Plymouth Herald. 13 September.
Ben Philip (2016). 200-year-old priceless bibles returned to church after break-in. Daily Record. 3 September.
Steve Wright (2016). Burglars steal brass from altar of Shipley church. Telegraph & Argus. 19 August.
Alex Capon (2016). Police appeal for information following silver theft from Gloucestershire church. Antiques Trade Gazette. 19 August.
Ellis Barker (2016). Brass ornaments stolen from Chelmondiston Church. East Anglian Daily Times. 19 August.
Martin Bailey (2016). Polynesian sculpture admired by Picasso and Henry Moore far older than previously thought. The Art Newspaper. 15 August.
David Hannant (2016). St Peter Mancroft memorial desecrated after "disgraceful" theft. Eastern Daily Press. 13 August.
Dan J. Martin (2016). Charity saddened by theft of irreplaceable Tudor stained glass from Leicestershire chapel. Leicester Mercury. 8 August.
Stephen Houston (2016). Ancient plaque welcoming visitors to Ayr's historic Auld Kirk vanishes. Daily Record. 7 August.
Harborough Mail (2016). Priceless stained glass window stolen from historic village church. Harborough Mail. 3 August.
Kelsey Maxwell (2016). 'Heartless' burglars smash up church with sledgehammers. Leigh Journal. 29 June.
W.M.N.H. Finch (2016). Welcome home party for Devon church's priceless panels. The Herald. 29 June.
Steven Morris (2016). Stolen medieval panels restored and reinstalled in Devon church. The Guardian. 24 June.
Kirsten Mcstay (2016). Police appeal for witnesses after thieves steal lead from Hillhouse Parish Church roof. Daily Record. 24 June.
Chris Webber (2016). Thieves cause £20,000 of damage to one of Stockton's most historic buildings. The Northern Echo. 23 June.
BBC News (2016). Thieves strip lead off East Meon church roof. BBC News. 17 June.
BBC News (2016). Vandals damage up to 40 gravestones in Inverness cemetery. BBC News. 15 June.
ITV News (2016). Valuable 16th century silver stolen in church raid. ITV News. 14 June.
Hertfordshire Mercury (2016). Copper worth thousands stolen from roof of St Mary's Church in Clothall, Baldock. Hertfordshire Mercury. 14 June.
Martin Bailey (2016). British doubts over Joan of Arc's ring. The Art Newspaper. 9 June.
Emily Sharpe (2016). Revealed: how altarpiece broke in disastrous fall at London's National Gallery. The Art Newspaper. 9 June.
Geraldine Scott (2016). Two arrested after two-month crime spree at east Norfolk churches. Evening News 24. 1 June.
Student who scrawled 'don't bomb Syria' in giant black letters on historic World Heritage-listed church opposite Parliament is spared jail( )
Mark Duell (2016). Student who scrawled 'don't bomb Syria' in giant black letters on historic World Heritage-listed church opposite Parliament is spared jail. The Daily Mail. 1 June.
BBC News (2016). Vandals damage headstones at Leslie Cemetery, Glenrothes. BBC News. 30 May.
Chris Elliott (2016). Shock after thieves behead angel statue in Cambridge graveyard. Cambridge News. 30 May.
Craig Smith (2016). Teenager, 15, charged over vandalism at historic Fife church. The Courier. 24 May.
Rebecca Cain (2016). Stolen Chalice Remains Missing. Hereford Times. 19 May.
Florence Sneed (2016). Police launch appeal after church silver worth more than £3,000 stolen from Cambridgeshire village. Cambridge News. 16 May.
Steven Morris (2016). Antique dealer who plundered churches for profit jailed. The Guardian. 10 May.
Jeanette Oldham (2016). Church raider jailed after stealing priceless relics, including ancient coffin. Birmingham Mail. 6 May.
Ruchika Sharma (2016). Forget the Kohinoor, could we have the Amaravati Stupa sculptures back please?. Scroll.in. 1 May.
Brian Donnelly (2016). Nationally important 12th century monument spray-painted by vandals. The Herald. 2 April.
Stop the Roof Raiders: Lead thieves strike Boxted church as total hit by suspected gang reaches 16 in Suffolk( )
Matt Reason (2016). Stop the Roof Raiders: Lead thieves strike Boxted church as total hit by suspected gang reaches 16 in Suffolk. East Anglian Daily Times. 25 March.
Stuart Wilson (2016). Yobs set fire to historic Prestwick church and burn ivy from ancient walls. Daily Record. 25 March.
Charlotte Bowe (2016). Trio of rare Viking artefacts reported stolen from church at Sockburn, near Darlington. The Northern Echo. 23 March.
Diane King (2016). Cathedral reopens home of historic order after thefts. Edinburgh Evening News. 12 March.
Robert Doman (2016). Bible valued £2,000 stolen as church thefts go on the rise in Powys. News North Wales. 29 February.
ITV News (2016). Church congregation in shock after thieves steal priceless medieval stained glass window. ITV News. 24 February.
Freya Leng (2016). Cambridge church community devastated by theft of 'priceless' stained glass window. Cambridge News. 23 February.
Hull Daily Mail (2016). 'Stealing my painting from St Mary's Church in Beverley was like a plot from The Archers'. Hull Daily Mail. 17 January.
Lucy Leeson (2016). Thief stole painting from St Mary's Church in Beverley during wedding. Hull Daily Mail. 1 January.
Graham Fraser (2015). Top policeman calls for CCTV at Glasgow Necropolis. BBC News. 26 December.
Edmund Crosthwaite (2015). Another church hit by lead thefts – St Mary's in Cratfield the latest to be targeted. East Anglian Daily Times. 8 December.
Amelia Caddy (2015). Indigenous objects return to Australia in new exhibition. Australian Geographic. 7 December.
Express News Service (2015). AP Vows to Bring Back Amaravati Artefacts from Brit Museum. The New Indian Express. 6 December.
Sima Sahar Zerehi (2015). Inuit shaman parka 'copied' by KTZ design well-studied by anthropologists. CBC. 2 December.
Lee Moran (2015). Ancient Gravestone Used As Battering Ram In Lightning Jewelry Store Heist. Huffington Post. 27 November.
Paul Daley (2015). Encounters exhibition: a stunning but troubling collection of colonial plunder. The Guardian. 26 November.
Hannah Chapman (2015). Vandalised St Helen's Church rises from the ashes to be rebuilt at Beamish Museum. The Northern Echo. 12 November.
Harriet Sherwood (2015). Suffolk churches count 'devastating' cost of lead roof thefts. The Guardian. 10 October.
David Connett (2015). Sophisticated gangs using drones to target church roofs for their lead. The Independent. 9 October.
Andy Done-Johnson (2015). Mystery of monks missing gravestone is finally solved. Chad. 9 October.
Dave Comeau (2015). Sikh temple ransacked with cash and gold artefacts stolen. Crawley News. 8 October.
Andrew Anthony (2015). How did a former Italian art thief end up dead in a London canal?. The Guardian. 4 October.
Ellis Barker (2015). Church roof lead thieves labelled 'callous' after fifth Suffolk incident since end of August. Ipswich Star. 17 September.
Suffolk Constabulary (2015). Lead Stolen from Church Roof. Suffolk Constabulary. 15 September.
The Beverly Guardian (2015). Painting stolen from church. The Beverly Guardian. 7 September.
Victoria Weldon (2015). Visitors to Orkney's Italian Chapel to be charged entrance fees. The Herald. 31 August.
CG Oscar (2015). Donations made after drug addicts smash ancient Bodmin church window. Cornish Guardian. 27 August.
CG Oscar (2015). Thieves smash ancient Bodmin church window to steal collection box. Cornish Guardian. 19 August.
Nicola Sullivan (2015). Family to be compensated for Burrell Collection Nazi loot. Museums Journal. 18 August.
Lovemore Mataire (2015). 2600 Zim artefacts looted. The Herald. 14 August.
David Scott (2015). Outrage at desecration of St Columba's grave on Iona. Express. 7 August.
Ofer Aderet (2015). The antiquities thief who became one of Britain's richest men. Haaretz. 2 August.
Goolistan Cooper (2015). Crucifixes and plaque of Christ discovered in Fulham estate. Get West London. 31 July.
East Lindsey Target (2015). Heartwarming honesty of car boot punter sees stolen medieval brass returned to Lincolnshire church. East Lindsey Target. 22 July.
Paul Daley (2015). Enduring controversy: BP sponsorship ignites new row over British Museum's Indigenous exhibition. The Guardian. 21 July.
Frances Barrett (2015). Cheshire places of worship have almost 300 items stolen from them in three years. The Chester Chronicle. 16 July.
Matthew Cooper (2015). Theft threatens the future of Britain's historic churches. Apollo. 9 July.
Stuart Minting (2015). Security alert after historic stone artefact stolen from church. Darlington & Stockton Times. 29 June.
John Bingham (2015). Holy Grail found (thanks to Crimewatch appeal). The Telegraph. 26 June.
Gloucester Citizen (2015). Church's stolen statue head found on ebay after two years and returned to Forest of Dean. Gloucester Citizen. 9 June.
BBC News (2015). Swepstone church roof stripped of £50k of lead. BBC News. 1 June.
Steven Morris (2015). Detectives unearth scores of church thefts dating back 10 years. The Guardian. 20 May.
Steven Morris, Maev Kennedy (2015). Stolen 15th-century Torbryan church icons recovered by police. The Guardian. 19 May.
Tom Mashberg (2015). Missing 13th-Century Painting to be Returned to Owners in Court Settlement. The New York Times. 12 May.
Bill Tanner (2015). Stolen art returned to Herefordshire churches. Hereford Times. 7 May.
BBC News (2014). Devenish Island: Vandals damage ancient gravestone. BBC News. 27 November.
Sky News (2014). Police Raid Pub In 'Holy Grail' Relic Hunt. Sky News. 7 August.
Cornish Guardian (2014). Angels and paintings vandalised at Tintagel Parish Church. Cornish Guardian. 4 June.
Hereford Times (2014). Unique 600-year-old brass plaque stolen from Herefordshire church. Hereford Times. 2 April.