A UNIQUE bronze statue of children playing has been stolen from a house in Hursley.

The large sculpture was taken from a property in Merdon Castle Lane between November 22 and 23.

Now Hampshire police are appealing for information of the statue’s whereabouts.

A post on Winchester Cops’ Twitter page said: “Hampshire Police are appealing for any sightings of the attached bronze statue, it is a very unique piece & we would be pleased to hear from you if you have seen it in the last 5 days, stolen from a property in the #WinchesterRural area, please call 101 quoting 44200454206.”