UPDATE: Man from Maidenhead charged following statue theft

UPDATE: Man from Maidenhead charged following statue theft

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Nicola Hine

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UPDATE: Man from Maidenhead charged following statue theft

A man from Maidenhead has been charged in connection with the theft of the Altwood schoolboys' memorial statue.

Adam Brettell, 31, from Evenlode, has been charged with one count of handling stolen goods and will appear in court today.

The charge relates to the theft of the statue from Ray Mill Island sometime between 5pm on Friday and 10.30am on Saturday.

The 4ft figure of a boy, his dog and a football was placed there to remember Lee Powell, Andrew Watts, Daniel Howton, and Michael Taylor who died on a skiing trip on Easter Monday, 1988.

Officers found part of it on Wednesday afternoon at an industrial premises in Maidenhead. It had been cut up to be sold on for scrap.

Police are still searching for the other half.

Two other people were also arrested in connection with the theft. A 26-year-old man has been released on bail until November 11 and a 24-year-old man has been released from his bail, with no further police action.

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