- City: Kidderminster
- County: Worcestershire
- Police Incident Number: 361-S-160911
- Police Force: West Mercia Constabulary 0300 333 3000
- Listed: September 18, 2011 5:43 pm
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The photograph shows the landmark owl sculpture in situ before it was stolen.
It was taken from the park in Radford Avenue sometime during the evening of Tuesday, 13 September.
It was carved from the trunk of a damaged Silver Birch tree that was cut down. The Friends of St. George’s Park were successful in applying for funding from Elmey Small Grants Art Fund which allowed the group to commission an artist to turn two tree stumps in the park into permanent wooden sculptures.
The Friends’ of St. George’s Park Group was established in 2008 and since then has been working with the community to make the park an even cleaner, safer and greener place for everyone to enjoy. The outstanding work of the group was acknowledged recently by a visit from HRH The Duke of Kent.
The group were first alerted to the theft when a concerned community member posted a message on the group’s Facebook page.
It is particularly upsetting for The Friends Group which works closely with the district council, as we know how hard they’re working there. We would appeal to anyone who knows anything about the theft to contact West Mercia Police or simply return the owl.