Art raiders bot­tle it over paint­ings

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TWO paint­ings worth more than £1,000 were stolen from an art gallery af­ter staff were dis­tracted by a fat woman hit­ting her­self on the head with a plas­tic bot­tle re­peat­edly.

The theft hap­pened at A Room Full of But­ter­flies in Not­ting­ham when the gallery and gift shop were both busy.

Po­lice are look­ing for two peo­ple who were in­volved in the theft.

Gallery owner Andy Welch said: “A very tall guy and an over­weight woman came into the shop at around 4.30pm.

“The women started bang­ing her­self on the head with a plas­tic wa­ter bot­tle – which con­fused ev­ery­one.

“While this hap­pened the guy went up­stairs.

“Sud­denly he came charg­ing down and out the door and the woman stopped hit­ting her­self.

“They are re­ally good pieces of work and we just don’t want them to be sold down the pub for £10.”

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