Skull stolen from Gorleston shop

A DECORATIVE skull has been stolen from a shop in Gorleston during an early morning raid.

The crystal encrusted skull - a replica of the one made by artist Damien Hirst - was taken from the store in Bells Road at around 12.50am today (Tuesday).

A man smashed two windows at the shop before running off with the skull along Clarence Road towards Marine Parade.

He is described as white, around 35 years old, of stocky build, 5 foot 8 inches tall with a shaved or bald head and was wearing a white polo shirt and jeans.

Police are now appealing for information about the burglary and are urging anyone who was in the area at the time to get in touch.

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Call PC Teresa Middleton at Gorleston Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Damien Hirst's skull, entitled For the Love of God, is encrusted with more than 8,600 diamonds and was unveiled to the art world in 2007 with a �50m price tag.

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