Tayside and Central Scotland

Led Zeppelin tribute band guitarist's collection stolen

Jimmy Page
Image caption Mr Curran's twin neck guitar was similar to one played by Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page

Thieves have stolen guitars worth £6,500 from the home of a Led Zeppelin tribute band guitarist.

The haul, from a house in Broughty Ferry, included a £2,500 cherry red Gibson twin neck guitar, two Gibson Les Pauls and a black Fender Stratocaster.

John Curran, 47, guitarist with Levee Breakers, said he discovered the thefts on returning home from a party.

The thieves also made off with laptops, a camera and Mr Curran's Vauxhall Astra car, before abandoning the vehicle.

Tayside Police said the theft, from a house in Dornoch Place, happened some time between 2000 BST on Saturday 2 April and 1225 BST on Sunday 3 April.

Mr Curran said: "I'm gutted.

"I'd been at a 21st birthday party for my niece, and we came home to find the car missing and the gates open.

"When I got inside I found the guitars gone too."

Mr Curran said the twin neck Gibson was the same kind of guitar Led Zepplin's Jimmy Page used to play the song Stairway to Heaven.

He added: "I use it when we play the number."

Tayside Police said the stolen car was discovered in Reres Road.

A Sony Vaio laptop, an Acer laptop and a Fuji Finepix digital camera were also among the items stolen from the property.

Anyone with information about the theft, or who remembers seeing anyone acting suspiciously in the area, is urged to contact police.

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