Wisbech in Bloom floral feature Mr BiB stolen from his boat

HE is one of Wisbech in Bloom's main floral features, rowing his way to the town centre to see the beautiful displays.

Mr BiB, however, was stolen from his boat on a Wisbech roundabout last weekend - and volunteers have pleaded for his return.

Mr BiB - or Britain in Bloom - is constructed of a wire frame and supports hundreds of tiny plants. The feature sits on the roundabout outside the Aldi supermarket near Freedom Bridge.

The feature was stolen sometime between Friday evening and the following morning. Volunteers believe that at least two men would have been needed to carry the feature.

Penny Stocks, of Wisbech in Bloom, said: 'Plants surrounding the boat were not disturbed which leads us to believe that it was a planned theft rather than a prank.'

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Mr BiB is owned by Fenland District Council, which paid �2,000 for the wire frame.

A council spokesman said: 'Apparently we've had him about three years; he's planted up for the summer only, with carpet bedding plants.

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'He's known as Mr BiB (Britain in Bloom), named after Wisbech's entry and win in the 2009 Britain in Bloom competition; he's the man who rowed into Wisbech because he had heard of all the beautiful floral displays there.

'If anyone has seen him or knows where he could be found, we'd be delighted to hear from them.'

CONTACT: Police on 0345 456 4564.

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