Hunt is on for Wombwell gnome nabbers

By Antony Clay | 01/09/2017

Hunt is on for Wombwell gnome nabbers

TWO garden gnomes were snatched from an elderly woman’s garden.

Another gnome in the woman’s collection was damaged in the incident on Aldham House Lane, Wombwell.

The thefts took place from the 82-year-old’s garden some time between 8.30pm on Saturday, August 26, and noon the following day.

Investigating officer PC Iona Edwards said: “The woman has been collecting these gnomes for many years and they are extremely sentimental to her. 

“Two were stolen and a third damaged as the offenders tried to get out of the garden and the entire incident has left the woman frightened and quite distressed.

“She gets much joy from looking out at the gnomes in the garden each day and I’d urge anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious that evening and into the following morning to get in touch with us. 

“We’d love to be able to reunite the woman with the gnomes and catch those responsible.” 

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting incident number 1079 of August 31.


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