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Henry Moore: Two men charged with sculpture theft

Henry Moore's Sundial
Image caption Henry Moore's Sundial sculpture was taken from the grounds of his former home

Two men have been charged with the theft of a bronze sculpture by Henry Moore and a bronze plinth, both stolen from The Henry Moore Foundation in Hertfordshire earlier this month.

Liam Hughes, 22, and Jason Parker, 19, both from Coltsfield in Stansted, Essex, face two counts of theft.

They have been granted conditional bail and are due before magistrates in Stevenage on 3 August.

A 22-year-old man who was also arrested was released without charge.

The sundial sculpture, valued at up to £500,000, and the plinth were taken from the grounds of the foundation museum in Much Hadham.

They were recovered by Hertfordshire Police following an appeal on BBC One's Crimewatch programme.

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