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Mystery of bronze-coloured bust near dumped Fordingbridge
10:57am Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
POLICE are hoping to reunite a life-sized bronze-coloured bust with its rightful owners.
The figurehead was found dumped near Fordingbridge by Brendon Munster, who was walking by the River Avon when he noticed it. He took the bronze-coloured head of a woman home and notified police who suspect it could have been discarded from a burglary.
It is thought it could have been discarded after thieves realised it was not actually made of bronze.
Hampshire police are now appealing for anyone who recognises the sculpture to get in touch so that it can be reunited.
Mr Munster’s wife Dot, 47, said: “She looks a little bit like Margaret Thatcher. She does look a bit fierce but the head is well made.
“It is indeed a very odd but interesting find. Brendon brought her home because we thought she could be smashed by a passing car.
“We have looked after her for a week now and she is now sitting on our bench in the porch.
We want to find the owners of the lady, so she can go back home.”
Fordingbridge PC Corinne Irving said: “At the moment it’s a bit of a mystery but we’re hoping with something as distinctive as this we can find who it belongs too.
“If anyone does know please call me on 101.”
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