Ru­pert ‘as good as new’ af­ter trav­els

Macclesfield Express - - BOSLEY MILL TRAGEDY -

RU­PERT The Bear has been re­turned to his own­ers af­ter a Dutch hol­i­day.

The scare­crow, which was on dis­play in Rainow as part of the scare­crow fes­ti­val, was snatched from out­side the home of Su­san and David Had­field.

But af­ter a Face­book cam­paign by the Ex­press it was dis­cov­ered he had been taken to Scot­land, Lon­don then Hol­land by pranksters.Now he has come home, al­beit a bit the worse for wear.

Su­san said: “He was in bits and dirty when he ar­rived by par­cel but David soon put him back to­gether and now he’s as good as new. It was an­noy­ing when he was taken but then it got hu­mor­ous.”

It is thought Ru­pert was found by a group mo­torists tak­ing part in a rally of vintage Volvos across Europe called the Carbage Run.

Su­san said: “They posted a pic­ture of him on Face­book with loads of booze in his hand. They took him round the pubs in Glas­gow for a few beers af­ter pick­ing him up at a camp­site in Mother­well.”

Ar­riv­ing back in pieces af­ter his drunken de­tour, Ru­pert didn’t have much to say for him­self. But af­ter a few days sober­ing up he greeted well­wish­ers at Rainow Church Cen­tre on Satur­day.

Su­san said: “We’re all re­ally happy to have him back.”

●● Ru­pert has been re­united with his fam­ily. Pic­tured are James, Su­san’s son, with his daugh­ter Mil­lie, inset, Ru­pert was given a wash be­fore he was put back on dis­play

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