One-armed fish­er­man found – but wrong one!

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Opinion - by Sarah Mar­shall smar­shall@thek­m­

THE tale of a fish­er­man statue stolen from the The Yel­low Fish­er­man chip shop in Hoth­field has taken an­other fishy turn.

Po­lice ap­pealed for help in tracking down the life-size statue af­ter it was stolen on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 21.

Af­ter fea­tur­ing the story in the Ken­tish Ex­press, PC Chris Miller re­ceived sev­eral anony­mous phone calls, one which led him to a bin shed where he found what he pre­sumed to be the miss­ing fish­er­man. It was dam­aged and the hand was miss­ing.

Think­ing he had solved the case, PC Miller, took the arm­less and fish­less fish­er­man to be re­united with its owner – only to dis­cover it was the wrong statue!

This one had gone miss­ing two years ago af­ter the chip shop owner ac­cepted an of­fer to get the dam­aged statue fixed. He paid £40, but never heard from the men­ers – or saw the fish­er­man – again. Un­til now.

PC Miller said that since he has been work­ing on the case he had started to no­tice how many fish and chip shops have a fish­er­man statue.

He is con­tin­u­ing to try to track down the miss­ing statue which was taken from out­side the Maid­stone Road busi­ness be­tween 2pm and 10pm on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 21.

Teenagers saw it be­ing taken away in the back of a white lorry.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call PC Chris Miller on 07980 770577 or South Kent Po­lice on 01303 289180.

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