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.