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Shocking moment man tries to TEAR the cross off the roof of church in east London

Vandal who was caught on digicam making an attempt to TEAR a cross off the roof of church in east London is arrested right after movie provoked fury

  • Footage displays instant a male rips a cross from an east London Baptist church  
  • Law enforcement have arrested the suspect on the scene for suspicion of criminal damage 
  • Cross was recovered and suspect remains in custody, said Metropolitan police

A male who tried to rip a substantial cross from the roof of an east London church has been arrested by law enforcement.

Footage posted on social media seems to demonstrate a male continuously hoping to pull a wooden cross from its foundation above the entrance to Chadwell Heath Baptist Church in Romford.  

With the hood of a coat placed around the cross the person can be noticed using all his power to release the cross from the roof of the church. 

Footage reveals the minute a man is found pulling a cross from its foundation on the roof of Chadwell Heath Baptist Church in Romford, east London

The Metropolitan Police said it was named to the church on Higher Street at 2.40pm on Sunday and arrested a person at the scene on suspicion of criminal problems.

A spokesman for the force stated the cross was recovered and the person continues to be in law enforcement custody. 

Chadwell Heath Baptist Church has been contacted for remark. 

The man is seen repeatedly pushing his weight down on the cross in the attempt to loosen it from the base

The person is viewed continuously pushing his bodyweight down on the cross in the endeavor to loosen it from the base

The cross was recovered and the suspect remains in custody, said the Metropolitan Police

The cross was recovered and the suspect continues to be in custody, claimed the Metropolitan Police

It is not yet known how the man reached the roof of the church and where the cross was recovered from

It is not yet known how the man reached the roof of the church and where the cross was recovered from

It is not yet identified how the male achieved the roof of the church and wherever the cross was recovered from  

Another two smaller crosses were standing either side of the large cross targeted by the suspect

 Another two scaled-down crosses have been standing either side of the huge cross targeted by the suspect

The footage, taken from a distance, clearly shows the suspect appearing to vandalise the church

The footage, taken from a length, plainly displays the suspect showing up to vandalise the church

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