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Signed Elton John painting stolen from pub

The signed painting of Elton John Credit: Dorset Police

Police in Dorset are appealing for information to come forward after the theft of a unique oil painting from a pub in the town.

The theft of the signed, hand-painted oil painting of Elton John happened between 10.30am on Friday 7 November 2014 and 8.30am on Sunday 9 November 2014 from the Dolphin Inn at Peacemarsh.

Police Constable Stuart Loudwell, of Blandford police, said: “This picture of Elton John was painted by the victim who then made great efforts to get it signed by the musician.

“I would like to hear from anyone who may know who was responsible for this theft to contact me."

Sir Elton and Snoop for Bestival, but who else?

Elton John Credit: PA

Sir Elton John has been named among the headliners for Bestival as the event celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

It marks the musician's first major festival appearance for several years, and sees him playing alongside acts such as Snoop Dogg, Flaming Lips and Franz Ferdinand.

The initial line-up for the event on the Isle Of Wight was announced tonight and also includes MIA, Bombay Bicycle Club, Jessie Ware, Johnny Marr and who else? Find out here.

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