Prolific burglar who stole from Bridlington churches jailed for four years

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Britain’s most prolific church burglar has been jailed for four years – finally tracked down after a string of burglaries around Bridlington and the East Riding.

Christopher Coulthard, 50, has burgled more than 540 churches in his career as a round Britain cyclist. He has been a thief since he was 17 spending the last 20 years targeting churches.

He was jailed last week for four years after admitting four burglaries and asking for 34 church burglaries to be taken into consideration.

See tomorrow’s Free Press for the full story.