Raiders steal valuable artwork

Detectives from Merseyside Police are appealing for information following the high-value theft of artwork.

The haul, which includes painting, drawings and sculpture by artist David Gilbert, is thought to have been stolen sometime between Thursday, 4 October and Tuesday, 9 October from a premises where it was being stored on Park Avenue, Mossley Hill.

Detective Inspector Phil Mahon said: “All of the pieces stolen were totally unique and belonged to the David Gilbert Art Trust.

“We believe the offender(s) may have used a vehicle to transport these items, as some of the stolen pieces were very heavy. It may be that the offender(s) made several trips to the site.

“All of the stolen items were unique and I would appeal to anyone who has been offered one of these unique pieces or who has bought one, to get in contact. As you can imagine, a theft of this nature is a massive blow to this art trust, who are desperate for the safe return of their pieces.

“I’m sure if you have been offered one of these pieces, which are very distinctive, that you would remember it. Any information you can offer us, could lead to their recovery.”

Officers are continuing to examine CCTV from the area and forensic examinations are on-going.


If anyone has any information about this incident or anyone who has been offered one of these items can DM @MerPolCC or call 101, quoting reference 18200213419 or @CrimestoppersUK.

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