Sundial by Henry Moore worth £500,000 stolen

16 July 2012

A bronze sculpture by Henry Moore (1898-1986), estimated to be worth up to £500,000 (781,000 USD), has been stolen from the sculptor's former home. Henry Moore is regarded as UK's most famous sculptor.

The 22 inch (56 cm) high Sundial, 1965, was taken from the garden of The Henry Moore Foundation in Much Hadham on Tuesday night.

Police have launched an investigation into the theft, amid fears it could have been stolen to be melted down. Police are appealing for anyone with information about the latest incident to come forward.

Detective Inspector Paul Watts who is leading the investigation said: "This Sundial sculpture is a valuable piece and we are very keen to speak to anyone who may have seen it since 16:30 on 10 July."

In 2005 a bronze statue worth £3m was stolen from the same museum and was never recovered.

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