A community is appealing for thieves to return a two-foot tall owl sculpture from an arts trail in Cheshire.
Locals say Ruby the owl is "irreplacable".
She was installed at Meadow Park in Ellesmere Port just a few months ago, as part of a series of animal sculptures by the chainsaw artist Simon O’ Rourke.
The sculpture was taken from Meadow Park between 2pm on Monday and 4pm on Tuesday.
The artist behind the trail has also appealed for her return: