Church bell “offenders” cleared

Police have determined there has been no criminal involvement in an incident at Gawler South where a church bell was found damaged last week.

Last week, police reported that they were seeking offenders who had “removed and attempted to steal a 200kg church bell in Gawler earlier this month.”

After further investigation and speaking with witnesses, police now believe that the church bell had fallen from the tower and subsequently caused the damage.

The fallen bell caused damage to the roof and spire estimated at about $15,000.