Pig statue commemorating pork pie heritage stolen from town

A bronze pig sculpture put up in honour of a Wiltshire town’s pork pie making heritage has been stolen.

According to Wiltshire police, the statue of two pigs in Calne town centre in the 1970s, to commemorate the Harris pork factory was taken at some point over the first weekend in October.

The town council said CCTV footage of the pigs being taken had been passed to the police, and was being reviewed.

According to the BBC, the bronze statue, which is owned by Calne Town Council, was created by sculptor Richard Cowdy.

PCSO Mark Cook, from Calne Community Policing Team, said he was “deeply saddened” by the theft.

“The statue has been an integral part of the history and daily life of the people of Calne,” he said. “We are working closely with Calne Town Council CCTV to trace the persons responsible for this act.”

 

 

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