A blue cashbox containing £400 has been stolen from St Giles Church in Wrexham.

The theft occurred Sunday, November 28 when the cashbox was taken from the rear of the church between 9.15pm and 9.50pm.

Church staff were cleaning up following an event, Angels Sing and Sign, when this theft occurred.

Inspector Luke Hughes said: “Our officers are currently investigating this matter and we are appealing to the public for any information that can help us identify the person/s involved.

"This crime has caused upset among hard-working members of our local community in the lead up to Christmas.

"I would urge anyone with further details about this incident to come forward and assist our officers in their enquiries.”

County Councillor Carrie Harper, who was at the event last night said: “It’s really disappointing to hear that somebody’s taken that money from St Giles. A lot of volunteers were involved with putting the event on with the Angel display and everything they put on last night. Hopefully someone has a bit of a conscience and has returned it.”

If you have any information regarding this theft, please call 101 quoting reference Z174011.