CASH and electrical goods have been stolen from a church in Motherwell.

Police are investigating the break-in at the Elim Pentecostal Church on Airbles Road which happened sometime between September 27 and October 1.

The force said a quantity of cash and electrical goods were stolen. The value was not revealed.

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The force also warned: "We are aware there has been an increase in this type of crime in the area and we are working hard to identify persons responsible."

If anyone has any information please contact 101 quoting incident 0454 of 01st Oct or alternatively to remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111