Tidworth stolen war statue: 'Little hope' for its return

The Tidworth memorial statue
Image caption The Tidworth Legion said it would cost £7,500 to re-cast the statue

There is little hope of a stolen war statue being returned, says a Wiltshire branch of the Royal British Legion.

It is over three weeks since the bronze 4ft high (1.2m) cast of a First World War soldier was taken from the grounds of the Legion in Tidworth.

Ann Green, the group's secretary, said: "Everybody is really upset about it." The Legion has been quoted £7,500 to cast a replacement.

A 22-year-old man remains on police bail after being arrested last month.

Ms Green said the Remembrance Parade and service and Sunday "won't be the same" but would carry on as planned with a stone bowl of poppies temporarily replacing the statue.

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