Hawk Conservancy falls victim to theft

Hawk Conservancy

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 5:50am 17th May 2018

A bronze sculpture of a kingfisher, worth £2,000. has been stolen from the gift shop at their Weyhill site.

A theft from a West Hampshire wildlife charity has been described as a 'big loss when they work so hard with fundraising'.

A solid bronze sculpture of a kingfisher has been stolen from the Hawk Conservancy in Weyhill.

It was taken from the gift shop at the Trust's site at around 4.00pm on the Bank Holiday Monday (7th May).

Here's what the statue, which is worth around £2,000, looks like:

Hawk Conservancy Kingfisher Bronze May 2018

The charity's put out on appeal on social media for help in finding out what happened, saying:

"If you visited us on Monday 7 May (the recent bank holiday) and were in our shop between 4.00pm and 4.30pm, we would really like to hear from you if you saw anyone acting suspiciously. This is such a loss for us when we work so hard with our fundraising.

"Investigations are underway but if you did witness anything then we'd be really grateful if you could get in touch to help us further."

The Hawk Conservancy Trust say they've also stepped up the security measures in the gift shop following the theft.

They've said it's to make sure 'this can't happen again in the future'.

This theft comes just a few days before a similar incident in the village of Sherfield English, in which a bronze turkey sculpture was stolen from a garden.

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