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Police in Bridport asking for help in hunt for missing statue
11:30am Friday 26th October 2012 in News
Police in Bridport are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following the theft of a concrete statue from the front garden of a house in Burton Bradstock.
The raid happened at around 12.50am on Friday October 12 at a property on High Street.
The classic Roman-style statue of a half-naked woman measures five feet in height.
PC Sean Cannon, of Bridport Police, said: “The owner of the statue, a 76-year-old man, believes that he heard noises in his front garden and decided to investigate.
“When he reached his front door of his home he noticed that the statue had gone and then heard a vehicle speeding off.
“I urge anyone who has information about this incident, or may have seen something suspicious to contact us as soon as possible on 101 in confidence.
“I am also keen to hear from anyone who may have been offered this item in strange circumstances, seen it for sale or found it abandoned.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 12:0023.