ANOTHER Salisbury Nutcracker targeted by thieves

Salisbury BID Nutcracker Gabriel December 2018

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 2:57pm 10th December 2018. (Updated at 3:25pm 10th December 2018)

Just a few days after one of the city's festive statues was stolen, a second one's been left damaged.

Gabriel the Nutcracker, who has been standing proud at the entrance to the Market Walk, is the latest to be targeted.

His staff has been taken over the weekend (8th December) leaving him empty handed.

Salisbury BID Nutcracker Gabriel December 2018
Poor Gabriel is without his staff for the moment

Salisbury BID tell us that CCTV has been gathered from the incident and is being passed on to police.

It's also not the first time Gabriel's been tampered with since the Nutcracker Trail began.

Earlier this month, he was lifted over the barrier and could have ended up in the River, if it wasn't for the statue being chained up.

 

Salisbury BID Nutcracker December 2018
Another of the Salisbury Nutcrackers, as they should stand

SECOND NUTCRACKER THEFT IN SALISBURY:

Just last week (Tuesday 4th December), one of the other Nutcracker statues, named Carol, was stolen from St John Street.

There's been a social media campaign with the hashtag #BringBackCarol to try and find the 6.5 feet tall figure.

We're told there's still no further information on his whereabouts.

Carol the Nutcracker
Wiltshire Police are investigating the disappearance of Carol the nutcracker
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