PARADISE, N.L. – A bell worth more than $20,000 that was stolen from a Newfoundland and Labrador church has been returned.
Holy Innocents Anglican Church in Paradise says the 600 pound bell was taken from the church on Friday, prompting a public plea for its return.
Deacon Keith Sheppard says police were contacted on Monday by a scrap metal business that had been approached to purchase the bell.
Sheppard says the bell, which has been slightly damaged, is back in their possession and stored away.
It was set to be installed on the church in the spring.
The police investigation is ongoing.