03:13AM, Thursday 07 August 2014
The First World War Centenary poppy on Windsor's 'peanut roundabout' has been stolen.
The 6ft tall fibre glass sculpture was bolted into a concrete base on the roundabout at Sheet Street Road which runs between Windsor Great Park and Ascot.
It had been bought and positioned by Bracknell Forest Borough Council for the centenary.
It was reported missing on Tuesday but may have been stolen earlier.
PC Martyn Withers, from Windsor and Ascot neighbourhood policing team, said: "It appears somebody has gone to great effort to take the poppy.
"The roundabout is on a very busy road with a high volume of traffic. So it is likely that someone noticed the poppy was missing or perhaps saw someone walking away with it.
"The poppy has no recycle value and is not for sale. It was intended for reuse during Remembrance Sundays."
Anyone with information should call Thames Valley Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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