Police issue appeal about missing reindeer
DETECTIVES have launched an investigation into the disappearance of Desmond the plastic reindeer.
Earlier this week, the ET reported the theft of the garden ornament leaving the village of Wansford bereft.
Desmond was the only Christmas decoration in the Tate family’s garden and had stood proudly in the prominent spot, in Yarwell Road, every December for the last six years.
He is motorised, appears to eat the grass and is also lit up in colours.
But last week, thieves made off with the popular reindeer whose fame has spread as far as Oundle.
Owner Jane Tate did not initially report it to the police but on the advice of the Neighbourhood Watch she has told officers about the theft.
She said: “There are some CCTV cameras in the village and police said they would have a look. Fingers crossed we may get Desmond home for Christmas.”
Sadly the CCTV drew a blank but investigating officers are now appealing for anyone with information to contact the police.
He was taken some time between 8pm and 10pm on Tuesday, December 13.
The thieves tried to pull the plug out of the socket by yanking the cable but could not so cut the wire instead.
They also made off with a stocking which was hanging above Desmond in a tree.
A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said: “We have checked the CCTV but nothing came of it. We are investigating the theft and if anyone knows anything they should call 101.”