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Man arrested for 'stealing' Frances McDormand's Oscar

Frances McDormand won the Oscar for Best Actress for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Credit: AP

A man has been arrested after apparently stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar statuette, Los Angeles police have said.

The statuette was allegedly taken from the Academy Award winning actress's table at the Governors Ball after the ceremony, but was later returned.

Terry Bryant, 47, was charged with the theft, police spokesperson Rosario Herrera said.

She added that Bryant was being held on $20,000 (£14,500) bail, and that he had a ticket for the event.

An image captured by AP appears to show the man who authorities say stole Frances McDormand's Oscar Credit: AP

McDormand's publicist Simon Halls said the Oscar had been returned to the actress.

"After some brief time apart, Frances and her Oscar were happily reunited," he said.

"They celebrated the reunion with a double cheeseburger from In-N-Out Burger."

McDormand received the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

The actress, 60, dazzled the Oscar audience at the star-studded ceremony with a powerful acceptance speech in which she called on all the female winners and nominees to stand with her.