South West Wales

Signs' disappearance from BBC's Swansea office investigated

The two BBC signs outside the corporation's Swansea office and the holes in the wall left behind
Image caption The signs (above) were taken from the front of the building, leaving holes in the wall next to the entrance

Police are investigating after two slate plaques disappeared from outside BBC Wales' Swansea office.

The signs, with the titles "British Broadcasting Corporation" and, in Welsh, "Y Gorfforaeth Ddarlledu Brydeinig", went missing on Tuesday.

They were removed from the outside wall of the building in Alexandra Road.

The University of Wales Trinity St David, which owns the building, Ty Dylan Thomas/Dylan Thomas House, is also investigating.

The missing signs are believed to date from 1950.

A university spokesman described the premises as "a celebrated city building steeped in history and we are proud that it is a part of our estate".

He added: "It is sad to see that these iconic BBC signs have been removed and taken. The University is working with the BBC on this matter and has launched its own internal investigation.

"We hope that they are retrieved and reinstated in their rightful place."

A BBC Wales spokesman said: "The BBC's building in Swansea has been home to many great programmes over the years and the theft of the signs is very disappointing. The matter is now in the hands of the police."

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