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Appeal after bronze Desmond Fountain sculpture worth £42,000 stolen from garden in Preston near Canterbury

By Lowri Stafford

A valuable bronze water feature by an acclaimed sculptor has been stolen from a garden in Preston near Canterbury.

The £42,000 sculpture is of a little girl holding a bucket over her head and is 5ft tall.

It was created by internationally-renowned artist Desmond Fountain, who has previously sculpted the likes of Margaret Thatcher and Mark Twain.

The stolen sculpture taken from a house in Preston

The missing sculpture, which bears Mr Fountain's signature on the base, is thought to have been taken between midnight on Sunday, April 13 and 2.30pm on Tuesday, April 15.

Anyone with information is asked to phone Kent Police on 01304 218182, giving reference ZY/12055/14.

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