Anger over bare-faced cheek of thieves as naked gnomes nicked

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

Crooks took gnome pris­on­ers when they made off with two dis­tinc­tive “nude” or­na­ments from a Dundee gar­den.

Yvonne and Dougy Bar­ron have a host of dif­fer­ent or­na­ments in their gar­den, but have now been stripped of a cou­ple of their favourites af­ter thieves struck.

The fig­ures, which look as if they are en­joy­ing a spot of sun­bathing, are naked apart from their hats and boots – al­though Mrs Gnome also kept her pants on.

The cou­ple bought the hand­made char­ac­ters while brows­ing a car boot sale in Er­rol.

Yvonne said she was taken by the or­na­ments, which cost £10 each, be­cause they “ap­pealed to her sense of hu­mour” – and she gave them pride of place in their Dyke­head Place gar­den in Sto­b­swell.

The 68-year-old re­tired cleaner said the cou­ple had a host of dif­fer­ent or­na­ments in their gar­den. But it seems the crooks were only in­ter­ested in mak­ing off with the un­usual naked gnomes.

She said: “At the boot sale, the seller had made them him­self and there were only four of them.

“I had never seen any­thing like them be­fore. I thought they were bril­liant, so we got two of them and put them in our gar­den.

“We were head­ing into the house and I no­ticed they were gone.

“I asked Dougy if he had moved them but he hadn’t – that’s when we re­alised they had been stolen.

“We have other gnomes in the gar­den – big­ger ones – but the thieves weren’t in­ter­ested in them.

“They were only in­ter­ested in the nude gnomes.”

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