Stolen Henry Moore sculpture recovered; two men charged
MUCH HADHAM, England – Police detectives have recovered the stolen Henry Moore sculpture Working Model for Sundial, 1965 which had been taken from the grounds of The Henry Moore Foundation overnight between Tuesday, July 10 and Wednesday, July 11.
Two men have been charged with two counts of theft. They are Jason Parker, 19, and Liam Hughes, 22, of Stansted, Essex.
In a statement issued by The Henry Moore Foundation, Director Richard Calvocoressi said: “The Henry Moore Foundation is thrilled about the return of Working Model for Sundial. We are hugely grateful to BBC Crimewatch, the public, and in particular, the excellent work by Hertfordshire Police, in achieving its recovery.”
Calvocoressi said he hopes the successful outcome of the investigation that led to the sculpture’s recovery “will help to stimulate interest in Moore’s Reclining Figure which was taken from the Foundation in 2005.”
A reward of up to £100,000 ($156,000) is still available for information relating to the recovery of Reclining Figure. The reward is subject to special conditions.
Anyone with information should call police, or alternatively, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 with any information.
“We take our care of Henry Moore’s sculptures extremely seriously and have installed heightened security measures here in recent years,” Calvocoressi added.
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