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Reward offered for recovery of stolen statue

The bronze statue of Christ was stolen in February Credit: Wiltshire Police

A £2000 reward is being offered for the recovery of a bronze statue of Christ which was stolen from a Wiltshire village's First World War Memorial.

The statue, which is worth around ten thousand pounds, was taken overnight on February 28th from the wooden memorial at a crossroads in Wingfield.

Forces War Records, which helps people find out about ancestors who fought in the war, have offered half of the reward for information leading to the recovery of the statue. Wingfield Chiropractic Clinic is offering the other half of the reward.

Anyone with information relating to the theft can call Wiltshire Police on 101.


Man denies urinating on war memorial

It's alleged that the offence took place at this war memorial in Mangotsfield Credit: ITV West

A man has appeared in court accused of urinating on a war memorial. Rocky Ayres denies outraging public decency at the monument in the village of Mangotsfield. Mr Ayres, who has no fixed address, was given bail by North Avon Magistrates pending a trial next month.

Rocky Ayres denies the charge and will go on trial next month Credit: SWNS