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Man charged with religiously aggravated criminal damage at Darley Dale church

Posted on 30th November 2016

A 58-year-old man was arrested and charged by police after graffiti was found on a church in Darley Dale.

At around 4.30pm on Monday, November 28, a man entered the grounds of St Helens Church on Church Road in Darley Dale and wrote religiously offensive graffiti on the church building.

A man was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and was further arrested on suspicion of being in possession of cannabis.

Glen Cope (58), who also goes by the name of Ebenezer Good, of no fixed abode, has since been charged with religiously aggravated criminal damage and being in possession of a Class B drug.

He appeared at Chesterfield Justice Centre earlier today (Wednesday, November 30).


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