'Treasured' metal sleeping-man statue weighing 30-stone stolen from Rickmansworth garden

Watford Observer: 'Treasured' metal sleeping-man statue weighing 30-stone stolen from Rickmansworth garden 'Treasured' metal sleeping-man statue weighing 30-stone stolen from Rickmansworth garden

A "treasured" life-sized metal statue of a man lying on a bench has been stolen from outside a Rickmansworth home.

Herfordshire Constabulary said the 30-stone copper and lead sculpture went missing sometime between Wednesday, April 30, and Monday, May 5, from outside a home on Chorleywood Road.

Police sergeant Neil Canning, the investigating officer, said: "This statue was a treasured possession and the owner is very eager to recover it. It is very recognisable and the weight of it would mean that it would take several people to life it or special equipment. It is unlikely that anyone could have removed it without being seen or heard."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via its 101 non-emergency number and quoting reference C2/14/1347.

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9:29pm Mon 12 May 14

Nascot says...

Clearly Hertfordshire Constabulary are very short of modern weighing equipment.

With the adoption of metric units by the agricultural sector, the stone was, in practice, no longer used for trade; and, in the Weights and Measures Act 1985, passed in compliance with EU directive 80/181/EEC the stone was removed from the list of units permitted for trade in the United Kingdom.

Please Mr Lloyd, our Police & Crime Commissioner,have whip round and by some metric equipment
Clearly Hertfordshire Constabulary are very short of modern weighing equipment. With the adoption of metric units by the agricultural sector, the stone was, in practice, no longer used for trade; and, in the Weights and Measures Act 1985, passed in compliance with EU directive 80/181/EEC the stone was removed from the list of units permitted for trade in the United Kingdom. Please Mr Lloyd, our Police & Crime Commissioner,have whip round and by some metric equipment Nascot
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1:23am Tue 13 May 14

inside-watford says...

Nascot wrote:
Clearly Hertfordshire Constabulary are very short of modern weighing equipment.

With the adoption of metric units by the agricultural sector, the stone was, in practice, no longer used for trade; and, in the Weights and Measures Act 1985, passed in compliance with EU directive 80/181/EEC the stone was removed from the list of units permitted for trade in the United Kingdom.

Please Mr Lloyd, our Police & Crime Commissioner,have whip round and by some metric equipment
Did you think for a moment that it may have been the owner who told the police it weighed nearly 30 stone? Anyway at this weight it's going to be worth a few quid in scrap which I imagine was the reason for the theft.
[quote][p][bold]Nascot[/bold] wrote: Clearly Hertfordshire Constabulary are very short of modern weighing equipment. With the adoption of metric units by the agricultural sector, the stone was, in practice, no longer used for trade; and, in the Weights and Measures Act 1985, passed in compliance with EU directive 80/181/EEC the stone was removed from the list of units permitted for trade in the United Kingdom. Please Mr Lloyd, our Police & Crime Commissioner,have whip round and by some metric equipment[/p][/quote]Did you think for a moment that it may have been the owner who told the police it weighed nearly 30 stone? Anyway at this weight it's going to be worth a few quid in scrap which I imagine was the reason for the theft. inside-watford
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11:19am Tue 13 May 14

LocalBoy1 says...

Outside a Rickmansworth home? Well, it wouldn't take much to pinch it............. A Hiab on a flatback, gone in seconds. The groups associated with these types of vehicles can normally be seen loaded with scrap cars! Says it all really.
Outside a Rickmansworth home? Well, it wouldn't take much to pinch it............. A Hiab on a flatback, gone in seconds. The groups associated with these types of vehicles can normally be seen loaded with scrap cars! Says it all really. LocalBoy1
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