link up to retrieve stolen village sign
police have this week helped to re-unite a stolen village road
sign with its rightful owners on the other side of the country.
metal sign for Breamore in Hampshire had taken pride of place
in the centre of the village for many decades until it mysteriously
went missing last year.
investigations failed to find any trace of the sign until it recently
appeared on auction website eBay, being sold by an East Huntspill
Roger Tolley told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The seller, Mr Davey,
had innocently bought the sign at an auction and had no idea it
was stolen when he put it on eBay."
Police contacted us last week to ask if we could help recover
the sign from Mr Davey, who was understandably quite surprised
when we knocked on his door."
he heard it had been stolen, though, he was happy to hand it over.
Hampshire Police have given him the full £28 that he was
selling the item for."
Hordle, a PCSO from Hampshire's Fordingbridge Police Station,
visited Burnham to retrieve the sign, as pictured here.
are PCSO Jim Hordle with Mr Davey and Sue Chambers of Burnham