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Police re-appeal to help trace stolen ornament from Horsley Churchyard

Posted on 13th May 2015
Horsley church theft - cherubs Cherub statue similar to that stolen from Horsley Churchyard

Officers are re-appealing for information to help trace an ornament which was stolen from a graveside in Horsley.

Sometime between 11am on Wednesday, February 18 and 3.30pm on Thursday, February 19, thieves stole a cherub statue from a graveside at Saint Clements Church on Church Street, Horsley.

The incident follows similar thefts of ornaments being stolen from gardens and churches in the Kilburn, Ripley, Codnor and Horsley areas over recent weeks.

PC Neil Hopwell said: "The statue holds great sentimental value to the family and we are asking for the public to help us trace the item so that we can return it to its rightful owner.

"The theft took place several weeks ago now but we are re-appealing to the public to help trace the whereabouts of the statue. We believe that this may have been sold at Derby car boot sale around Sunday 22nd February"

The stolen statue is similar to the one in the photograph; however the cherubs were seated on a short legged bench.

Anyone with any information is asked to call PC Neil Hopwell on 101, quoting crime number 7328/15.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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