Pope-Blessed Brooch Stolen

Police in Northamptonshire are trying to track down a brooch that was blessed by the last Pope, which has been stolen in a burglary in Wellingborough.

The burglary occurred at some time between 8pm on Saturday 4 February 2012 and 3.30am on Monday 6 February.

The brooch was worn by the President of the Northamptonshire Union of Catholic Mothers for a three-year term and was blessed by Pope John Paul II in the 1970s. A laptop, jewellery and an iPod were also taken in the burglary.

Northamptonshire's Police say anyone with information about the brooch should contact their burglary team at Kettering by ringing the non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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