Re-appeal for information after ornament is stolen from Horsley graveside

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

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

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 February 22.”

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.