MESSAGES of fury poured on social media after a donation box was stolen over the weekend.

Taken from St Kenelm's Church, Minster Lovell, in Witney, the collection box is worth more than £500.

A spokesperson from the church said: "We are assuming someone has taken the box and dumped it somewhere.

"We would really like the like the box back if people could please keep an eye out for it."

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Residents took to social media to express their outrage about the theft.

Facebook user Ann Bradley wrote: "How awful. Hope you find it."

Another resident Kelly Soper commented under: "Sorry to hear this, some vile people out there." 

One user, Nickie Rogan, said: "The sad thing is, had it been genuine need the church would’ve helped them."