X

Cookies

Continue We want you to get the most out of using this website, which is why we and our partners use cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to receive these cookies. You can find out more about how we use cookies here.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Subscriptions  |  evouchers  |  Jobs  |  Property  |  Motors  |  Travel  |  Dating  |  Family Notices

Appeal after 'tourist attraction' statue stolen from Cumbrian street

A statue of a barber which sparked a heated row among Cockermouth townsfolk has been stolen.

Black statue photo
Amir Jojo with the statue

Residents complained in the past about the statue of the traditional New Orleans black barber, which was outside of the Original Barber Company on Market Street, claiming it was inciting racial hatred.

But shop owner Amir Jojo hit back at the claims, saying he was not racist and the statue, known as Walter, had become a tourist attraction.

During the early hours of yesterday Walter was swiped from outside the shop and police are now hunting the thieves. CCTV footage shows a man running away from the scene with Walter under his arm at around 12.40am.

Officers say the molded fibreglass statue is valuable and describe it as being 5ft 11in, wearing a trilby hat, white shirt, a red and white striped waistcoat, white gloves and black spats.

Anyone with information should contact Cockermouth police on 101.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE

News & Star What's On search





Vote

Nurses are being recruited from the Philippines to ease staffing shortages in Cumbria - good or bad?

Good. We need nurses desperately. Let's hope they'll come

Bad. We train our own nurses, why can't we employ them?

Says everything about our hospitals - our own nurses don't want to work in them

Show Result

Hot jobs
Scan for our iPhone and Android apps
Search for:
NEWS & STAR ON: