Manchester

Oasis painting: Police suspect fan may have stolen band painting from gallery

Oasis painting Image copyright GMP
Image caption The black-and-white painting is on canvas and measures 80cm by 100cm

Police think "an Oasis fan" may be responsible for breaking into an art gallery to steal a picture of the band.

A window was smashed at MASA-UK on Bolton Street, Bury, Greater Manchester in the early hours of Monday morning.

The black-and-white painting by Olga Tsarevska Loma of the Britpop group is inscribed with 'otz2013'.

Referencing Oasis songs, PC Katherine Gosling said she was not aware of a "master plan" behind the theft and that "some might say" a fan was responsible.

She said: "This was the only piece taken and some might say we are therefore looking for an Oasis fan - similarly it may have been stolen to order.

"Regardless we are keen to find it and return it."

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