Police launch 'hate crime' investigation after arson attack on English church
Police launch 'hate crime' investigation after arson attack on English churchFollow @KnightsTempOrg
Police in North Yorkshire are appealing for witnesses after a supposed arson attack on a church.
The cross was left scorched and burned after being set on fire by the vandals.
The incident occurred at St Mary's Church in Riccall on Friday, the 24th of June.
North Yorkshire Police is treating the incident as a hate crime, as the church and religious symbols "appear to be directly affected."
The Grade I listed building was mentioned in the Domesday book; it's most treasured feature is a carved doorway dated 1160 AD.
Additional patrols are being undertaken in the area following the attack.