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Artwork smash and grab in Denton

August 20, 2012, 9:38 am

Thieves stole art work after smashing their way into a house in Denton.

Between Tuesday 5 June 2012 and Monday 25 June 2012 art work was stolen from an address on Egerton Street.

The rear ground floor window was smashed and all the rooms were ransacked and various pieces of art were stolen.

There were two pieces by local artists which had been commissioned by the 44-year-old victim.

The first is a painting of Manchester Piccadilly railway station by Martin Murray. It is 20cm x 15cm and is valued at £1,500.

The second is entitled ‘Beetham Towers by Liam Spencer and is valued at about £1,500.

There were three other pieces of art stolen during the burglary, a framed poster of the Sugar Ray Leonard versus Roberto Durán fight in Montreal in 1980.  The poster is signed by both fighters.

A signed print of Lancashire Cricket Club pavilion by artist Peter Martin, the picture was signed by the 1993 team including Mike Atherton & Wasim Akram.

A framed caricature image of the England 1966 Football World Cup winning team in the dressing room, the image is signed by Bobby Moore, Bobby Charlton and Geoff Hurst.

Detective Constable Lisa Ogden, from Tameside Volume Crime Unit, said: “These pictures mean a great deal to the victim.

“He has a passion and interest for art, he commissioned local artists for two of the pictures and they will not hold the same sentimental value to anyone else.

“It is likely the offenders will look to sell on these on. If you have been approached with a view to buying any of this art, heard about someone selling these pictures or have any knowledge about this burglary please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Tameside Volume Crime team on 0161 856 3227, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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