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Thugs wreck rare church stained-glass window

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Thugs wreck rare church stained-glass window
Stavanger cathedral and its stained glass window. Photo: Alf Ove Hansen / NTB Scanpix
10:24 CET+01:00
One of Stavanger Cathedral's famous stained-glass windows was seriously damaged at the weekend after vandals threw huge stones through the artwork, it was reported on Monday.

Sometime between Sunday night and early Monday morning four rocks were thrown through the stained-glass window on the East wall of Stavanger Cathedral.

Police received an emergency call from a witness at around 1.50am.
 
Police chief Kurt Løklingholm said: “We arrived at the scene and spoke to a man who was pointed out by witnesses, but he claimed he was not behind the crime. But the case is not closed from our side.”
 
Inside the church, police found several rocks which had made several holes in the glasswork. It is not the first time the window has been vandalized. The last time was in 2012.
 
The damaged glasswork was made by Norwegian writer, painter and glass designer Victor Sparre in 1957.
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