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Stolen sculpture recovered

The bronze sundial sculpture by Henry Moore Photo: Henry Moore Foundation

Police have recovered a bronze sundial sculpture stolen from the Henry Moore Foundation in Much Hadham in Hertfordshire.

The 56 cm high sundial, which is thought to be worth up to half a million pounds, was taken from the sculptor's former home overnight on Tuesday 10 July.

It was recovered along with a bronze plinth, which had also been taken from the Foundation on 15 July.

Three men from Stansted in Essex, who are aged 22, 19 and 22, have been arrested on suspicion of two counts of theft and are in police custody.

Lesley Wake, Chief Operating Officer from the Henry Moore Foundation, said:

"The Henry Moore Foundation is thrilled about the return of Working Model for Sundial...

"We hope that the successful outcome of this investigation will help to stimulate interest in Moore's Reclining Figure which was taken from the Foundation in 2005.

"The reward of up to £100,000 is still available for information relating to the recovery of this sculpture. The reward is subject to special conditions."

– Lesley Wake, the Henry Moore Foundation