Practically pointless robbery in mountain village

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Practically pointless robbery

Practically pointless robbery in mountain village as vandals forced their way into the Santisimo Cristo chapel in inland Planes, knocking down part of a side wall.

They appeared to have used pickaxes and crowbars to reach the interior, where they took items including a communion chalice, crowns from statues of Christ and the Virgen Dolorosa as well as a dagger from the latter statue.

The thieves ransacked drawers and cupboards, strewing anything that did not interest them on the floor.

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“Probably they were looking for objects of value, although there were none,” said Fr Juan Crespo who attends to 11 parishes including Planes.

“Repairing the damage will cost more than the cash value of the things they took,” he added.

This was the third robbery in 30 years at the chapel which is located three kilometres from Planes (population 693).


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Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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