A STATUE of comic duo Laurel and Hardy was stolen from the front garden in South Shropshire.

Police say the concrete decoration is around 2ft in height and extremely heavy.

It was taken from outside the property in Corvedale Road in Craven Arms between 6pm and 7pm last Friday.

West Mercia Police added that the statue was of considerable weight and would not have been easy to move.

They asked anyone with information that could assist them in identifying who was responsible for the theft to call them on 101.