Abstract artwork damaged in burglary

Artwork valued at £20,000 has been damaged in a burglary in Gunnislake, Cornwall.

The incident happened at an artist studio at St Anns Chapel, police have confirmed.

The studio was entered by forcing a secure door. Extensive damage was caused to the studio and to the artist's work.

Fifty abstract paintings were damaged, the majority of which were painted over with the artist's own paint.

The police said the burglary took place between Monday 10 June and Monday 17 June.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Cornwall

Weather

Truro

Min. Night 15 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Van DammeA-list adverts

    BBC Autos takes a look at some of the most curious and courageous link-ups in car-advert history

Programmes

  • Bitcoin logoClick Watch

    The developer behind the new Bitcoin tech on the fears it will hide criminal activity

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.