An Oxford man has been fined £100 for the theft of a charity box and stand from a well-known city centre church.

The Luther Street resident, Juan Clarke, 32, stole a charity box and stand of unknown value from the Church of St Michael at the North Gate on Cornmarket Street in Oxford.

Clarke was fined £100 with his guilty plea was taken into account at Oxford Magistrates' Court.

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The Anglo-Saxon style church's name comes from its location on the site of the north gate of Oxford when it was surrounded by a city wall.

The church was substantially restored in the 19th century before further works took place after a fire in 1953. 

Since then, the largest restoration work has been on the church tower in the mid-1980s.