from the capitalist press (Nov 9 2012):
VANDALS have set fire to a 10-foot cross stolen from a church’s garage.
Community leaders said they were ‘disgusted’ and ‘outraged’ that yobs had burnt the wooden cross on land close to Holy Trinity C of E Church in Blackburn. The cross, which was burnt on a bonfire, has been used for more than 30 years in the Good Friday procession from Little Harwood to Larkhill.
Police said a gang of youths ransacked the outbuilding connected to the church’s worship centre, also stealing a mattress, ladder and other household items.