Moore sculpture theft pair jailed

Two men who stole a Henry Moore sculpture worth around £500,000 have been jailed.

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Sculpture theft pair jailed for a year

Henry Moore's Sundial Credit: Henry Moore Foundation

Two men who stole art works by Henry Moore have been jailed.

Liam Hughes, 22, and Jason Parker, 19, pleaded guilty at St Albans Crown Court last month to stealing a sculpture called Sundial and the bronze plinth of another work from the grounds of the Henry Moore Foundation in Much Hadham, Herts.

The pair, both from Coltsfield, near Stansted in Essex. were both sentenced to a year in prisonParker will serve his sentence in a young offender institution.


Two charged over sculpture theft

Henry Moore's sundial Credit: Henry Moore Foundation

Two men have been charged with the theft of a sculpture taken from the former home of British artist Henry Moore.

Hertfordshire Police said Liam Hughes, 22, and 19-year-old Jason Parker had both been charged with stealing the sundial sculpture and a bronze plinth.

The sundial, created by Moore in 1965, was taken from the grounds of The Henry Moore Foundation in Much Hadham, Herts, overnight between July 10 and 11.

Hughes and Parker, both of Coltsfield, Stansted, Essex, have been bailed to appear before magistrates in Stevenage on August 3.

A third man, aged 22 and also from Stansted, has been released without charge.

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