However, how do you escape from a Cathedral which has large, barred oak doors with strong locks and thick walls?
Unfortunately the intruder chose the part where the walls are thinnest ~ the windows.
After climbing fifteen feet in the South Transept he punched a hole in one of the 14th Century lancet windows, which are underneath the Bishop's Eye, and wriggled out.
Fortunately there are photographs of all the Cathedral's windows in the archives and it is planned to recreate that which was destroyed. Our glazier, Tom Kupper, said, "It is glass which has survived for seven hundred years. It survived the Civil War, two World Wars just for some idiot to come along and kick it in."
The window was insured but there is a £1000 excess which the Friends immediately paid