A HEAVY bronze statue of a horse has been stolen from a garden in Gloucestershire while its owners were on holiday.

The artwork was taken from a front garden in Dumbleton, near Evesham, and the owners called the police on September 1 after returning to find the statue gone. 

Its exact value is unknown, but it is believed to be worth thousands of pounds. 

A spokesman for Gloucestershire Police said: "The victim believes that they would have needed a lorry to take the statue away as it's very heavy and bulky.  We are appealing for information and for public awareness should the statue re-appear somewhere."

If any one has any information please contact the police on 101 and quote incident number 96.