September 23 2014 Latest news:
Sunday, August 17, 2014
A life-size wooden horse statue has been stolen from the garden of the owners of a Norwich furniture company.
The statue was given as a 25th wedding anniversary present from Rachael Waring, of Warings Furniture Ltd, to her husband Graham in July and was stolen from their garden in the Tas Valley area on August 12.
Mr Waring, who is a keen polo player and belongs to the Norfolk polo club said: “It was a great present she bought for me and it was lovely but it wasn’t cheap.
“If you love horses, which we do, it’s a lovely thing to look at. I was very lucky. Now I am very unlucky.”
A Twitter campaign has been set up on the Warings Furniture official Twitter page, with a picture of the stolen statue retweeted over 500 times by local businesses and residents.
Mr Waring has also been searching eBay and Gumtree as the handmade teak root statue, made by Suffolk company Chairs and Tables Ltd, is one of a kind so can easily be identified.
He said: “I think whoever has stolen it has broken it, because the person who made it told me to keep it bolted onto the frame and they’ve unbolted it and dragged the statue off.”
Anyone with information about the stolen statue is asked to contact Norfolk Police on 101.