Several pieces of famous Mouseman furniture have been stolen from rural churches around Harrogate over the last two months.
St Oswald’s Church, in Arncliffe had two carved oak chairs stolen.
The first theft happened between October 16 and October 28 when an octagonal oak table was taken from All Saints’ Church, in Kirby Overblow. The table, which is valued at £600, has a Robert “Mouseman” Thompson signature carving of a mouse on it and an inscription.
The second theft occurred on November 9 at The Church of Immaculate Conception, in Sicklinghall. Thieves took a wooden table from the rear of the church, which is valued between £2,500 and £3,000. The table bears a brass plaque and also has the Robert Thompson mouse carved prominently onto one of the legs.
Thieves struck again between November 20 and November 26 at Burnsall and Appletreewick Parochial Church. They took a £2,000 solid oak bishop’s chair, with the Mouseman signature carved onto it.
And on December 2, a Mouseman bible stand was stolen from St Peter’s Church, in Sicklinghall.
If you are offered any of the distinctive Mouseman furniture, please let the Police know.
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|Police Force||North Yorkshire Police 0845 60 60 24 7|