Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Garden gnome theft sparks police appeal

A GARDEN gnome was stolen from an address in Winyates, Redditch.
The gnome was taken between 10pm on Thursday, May 14 and 11am the next day from a garden in Winstone Close. It is described as an old-fashioned gnome with an Irish coat, sitting on a mushroom.
It had recently been painted white and had a bright blue nose, said to be slightly bashed.
A police spokesman said: “This is a distinctive item and would have been extremely heavy to move. The owner has had the gnome for more than 25 years and so it has great sentimental value.
“We are appealing to anyone who feels they may have seen it to give Redditch police a call on 0300 333 3000.”

(Reproduced from the Redditch Advertiser, 26th May)

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