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Manhunt launched in Wales for missing six foot Dick!

Manhunt after 

scarecrow is 

stolen on Anglesey 


by Owen R Hughes, Daily Post
(This is a small newspaper in Wales)
August 18, 2008

POLICE have launched a manhunt after a 6ft scarecrow was stolen from an Anglesey garden.
The charity scarecrow – named Dick –
was swiped from his roadside position on the A5025 at Bryn Refail on Saturday night.
His owners said they were gutted by the theft –
which came the night before it was to be judged in a scarecrow competition organised by Tyddyn Môn, a centre for adults with learning disabilities.
Police are now investigating the incident.
Teacher Fiona Hughes, 30, who built the scarecrow with husband Arwyn, 31, said:
“We put a lot of time and effort into building Dick to support the local charity, it took three hours to build him and he has proved popular with everyone, especially our young nephews.
“He had been up in the garden by the roadside for a couple of weeks but when we woke up on Sunday morning he was gone.
“Taking him would be no easy task as he was quite a weight there must have been more than one person involved.
“This may have been some prank by someone walking home drunk but it is a big blow to us and neighbour Paul Manners,
who also helped us let everyone know about Dick.
“We have got involved in this to support Tyddyn Môn and Mencap, it is probably someone who does not get involved in these things that has done this, thinking it is a great joke.”
Fiona reported the theft to police on Sunday morning.
She said:
“They said they would investigate and would carry out house to house enquiries so we hope someone is caught as we would like Dick back.
“A similar thing happened five years ago when the charity itself had a scarecrow stolen on this road.
I suppose the site Dick was situated made him easy to take but we just did not expect anyone to want to steal it really.
“The judging of the scarecrows was due to take place on Sunday so we didn’t even have time to build another and we have missed out.
I think we would have had a good chance because we put a lot of effort in.”

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