POLICE are investigating after silver items were stolen from a Chard church.

Two plates - one six inches in diameter, the other four inches - and a two-inch pot with a lid were taken from St Mary's Church.

The theft occurred some time between midday on Sunday, October 3 and Wednesday, October 6.

Police say they are keen to locate a man and a woman seen acting suspiciously in the church at around 3pm on Monday, October 4.

The man is described as white, 5ft 10ins tall, of slim build with medium length dark hair and facial hair. He wore a black or navy jacket and carried a small pink rucksack.

The woman is described as white, aged in her early 20s, about 5ft 4ins tall and of slim build. She wore a dark coloured parka-style coat.

If you have any information about the stolen items or can help to locate the two people, contact police on 101 giving the reference number 5221233212.

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the charity's anonymous online form.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.