Sim­ples, OAP wants stolen meerkats back

Midweek Sport - - SPORT -

PO­LICE are prob­ing the mys­te­ri­ous dis­ap­pear­ance of 11 MEERKATS from an OAP’s front garden.

The plas­ter cast fig­ures of TV’s favourite ad­vert an­i­mal were much-loved by Tony Trif­fitt’s neigh­bours in Podsmead, Glos.

Tony, 73, said: “I am an old age pen­sioner and I miss them.

“I can’t af­ford to re­place them.

“A lot of peo­ple who come past here like them and they raise a smile.

“I don’t know who took them but it may be chil­dren who did it for a bit of a prank – and now it’s got out of hand.

“They are very much missed and I would like them back.”

Tony said his meerkats are mod­elled on the orig­i­nal species from Africa, rather than the Rus­sian characters which pop up in ad­verts and web films.

Any­one who has seen the models is asked to call po­lice.

Al­ter­na­tively, Tony said the stolen models can be handed in to the war­den of his apart­ment block.

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