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Rhino on the run in North Yorkshire


9:57am 22nd December 2011

Safari Neighbourhood Team in rhino hunt

Police are on the hunt for a life-size aluminium rhino which was stolen from Scarborough 6th Form College.

The rhino, which was made by a former student, was taken sometime between Wednesday 14 December and Tuesday 20 December 2011.

Staff were hoping to make an outside feature of the sculpture which has become part of the college since it was made. It had been left outside during some construction work when it was stolen.

Officers have been making enquiries in the area in an effort to locate the metal mammal and are appealing to the public to help the investigation.

PC Michelle Neighbour, of South Cliff Safer Neighbourhood Team, said:

“The rhino is not something you could just walk off with by yourself, it would have taken at least two or three people to lift and they would have needed a vehicle to transport it away from the college.

“I am appealing to anyone who saw any suspicious activity around Scarborough college in the past week to contact the police or Crimestoppers with information.

“I would also appeal to any scrap dealers or anyone who regularly use scrap yards to get in touch if they remember seeing the rhino being weighed in.”

Anyone who can help the police with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for PC Michelle Neighbour, or Scarborough police.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting reference 12110214102.


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