York & North Yorkshire

Statues valued at £85,000 stolen in North Yorkshire.

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Image caption The three statues have a combined weight of one and a half tonnes

Three metal statues together weighing one and a half tonnes have been stolen from a garden in North Yorkshire.

Two bronzes and a 10ft (3m) copper statue were stolen from Cawood near Selby. They are valued at £85,000.

The owner and sculptor was said to be "deeply upset" by the theft.

Det Con Lee Maeer of Selby CID said that scrap metal dealers should contact the police if offered "large quantities" of copper or bronze. Police appealed for information.

"It is possible that the thieves spent time in the area prior to the theft," added Det Con Maeer.

One of the bronze statues, Mayflower 2, is circular with a bar across the top and is 3ft (1m) high.

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