A Walthamstow family is appealing for help to find their stolen Easter display

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Thieves have destroyed a front garden display which took a family five days to create.

Statues of meerkats, bears, and a donkey are amongst the items which were taken from the Easter themed set-up in Howard Road, Walthamstow.

For the last two years, Sue Haggerty and her relatives have been knitting displays for her elderly mother’s garden for special occasions.

Hundreds of people from Waltham Forest turn up to the house to photograph the displays and spend hours enjoying the family’s efforts each time a new display goes up.

In 2012 an Olympic themed display proved popular with families all over the borough.

However, this weekend, thieves ruined their efforts when they stole half of the statues which all had individually knitted Easter bonnets.

Samantha Chaplin, 21, says that her family has been extremely disheartened by the theft from her grandmother’s home.

She said: “Half of the display was taken between Sunday and Monday.

“We have had to remove it now in case they come back for the other half.

“We do this for the community so it is really disappointing, We have done it for over two years and this has never happened before.”

The exact time of the theft is not known so the family is appealing for anyone who took a photo on Sunday or Monday to come forward.

Miss Chaplin said: “There are always people outside taking photos so if anyone can send them to us then we can narrow down the time.

“We know that it was between Sunday and 5pm on Monday.

“People have been really great and have come round with statues for us to replace the stolen ones.”

Determined not to be beaten by the thieves the family have put out a St George’s Day display today.

Photos of the display are on Facebook on the Howard Road House page at https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/HowardRoadHouse/1420033994877471.

 

 

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11:35am Wed 23 Apr 14

Dave mp says...

Walthamstow is being taken over by 'ferals' because they know even if they get caught they have zero chance of being punished.
Walthamstow is being taken over by 'ferals' because they know even if they get caught they have zero chance of being punished. Dave mp
  • Score: 4

12:19pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

David MP is right, feral law rules in Walthamstow, also up and down the country, no police, no deterrent, mob rule is the norm and if one dares to make a challenge you get kicked to the ground and possibly lose your life.
David MP is right, feral law rules in Walthamstow, also up and down the country, no police, no deterrent, mob rule is the norm and if one dares to make a challenge you get kicked to the ground and possibly lose your life. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 3

2:23pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Alan_1976 says...

Dave mp wrote:
Walthamstow is being taken over by 'ferals' because they know even if they get caught they have zero chance of being punished.
I thought it was Hipsters taking over. it's so hard to keep up
[quote][p][bold]Dave mp[/bold] wrote: Walthamstow is being taken over by 'ferals' because they know even if they get caught they have zero chance of being punished.[/p][/quote]I thought it was Hipsters taking over. it's so hard to keep up Alan_1976
  • Score: 4

3:36pm Wed 23 Apr 14

mdj says...

Surely only a feral hipster would steal somebody's knitting display?
Diversity just keeps surprising us...
Surely only a feral hipster would steal somebody's knitting display? Diversity just keeps surprising us... mdj
  • Score: 1

5:00pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Thunderbird4 says...

Probably kids. It happens. Shame.
Probably kids. It happens. Shame. Thunderbird4
  • Score: 7

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