Police have dropped their investigations into the vandalism of a medieval church in the heart of a busy town centre.

St Michael's Church in Beccles was vandalised, with damage caused to the masonry at some point between Monday, April 17, and Saturday, April 22.

Damage was caused to the stonework, including to the patio terrace slabs, and safety fences were moved that were in a position to safeguard and protect an area on the ground where loose stone masonry may fall from the church.

A Suffolk police spokesperson said: "No arrests have been made and no suspects were identified.

"The crime has been investigated as far as reasonably possible and the case has now been closed pending further investigative opportunities becoming available.

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Beccles & Bungay Journal: The Beccles Town Hall and St Michael's towerThe Beccles Town Hall and St Michael's tower (Image: Newsquest)

"Additional foot patrols have been carried out by police in the area."

The church in New Market in Beccles was built in 1369 and St Michael's tower stands at over 100 feet with a prominent view of the River Waveney.

Anyone who has information to aid the police is urged to contact Suffolk police quoting crime reference 37/23624/23.

Beccles & Bungay Journal: A view along the river Waveney to St Michael's church, Beccles.A view along the river Waveney to St Michael's church, Beccles. (Image: Newsquest)