Burglary at Christ Church Picture Gallery

Update: please see the latest police appeal about the burglary and contact the police if you have any further information.


At around 11pm on Saturday 14 March there was a break in at Christ Church Picture Gallery. The perpetrators proceeded to take three valuable works of art. Christ Church staff alerted the Police, who immediately attended the scene in order to gather evidence. 

The Police have appealed for witnesses who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area, or who may have CCTV or other footage that could be helpful in the investigation. For further information, including how to contact the Police, please see the Police appeal.

We are extremely grateful for the quick and thorough response by the Police. We will continue to provide whatever support we can as they continue their investigation and work to help us recover these important cultural artefacts. The Picture Gallery will remain closed until further notice. 

This is an active investigation and all media enquiries should go to the Thames Valley Police Media Office at: mediaoffice@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

15 March 2020 (updated 17 March 2020)