2 Ton Moore Sculpture stolen

A Reclining Figure - a giant bronze statue worth £3 million by the late British sculptor Henry Moore has been stolen from the Henry Moore Foundation near London, possibly for scrap value. Two vehicles entered the courtyard of the museum and three men then loaded the sculpture, measuring more than 3 metres and weighing 2 tonnes, on to the back of a truck using a crane. The theft was captured on CCTV, police say, but revealed that, despite the sculpture's high value, the melted-down metal might only reach £5,000 on the open market. "The Foundation is offering a substantial reward for information leading to its recovery - fearful it is possibly going to be sold for scrap. Irish Art