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Cheltenham police seek man following horse statue damage

Gloucestershire Police released photos of a man they would like to speak to after a horse statue in Cheltenham was damaged
Image caption Photos were handed to police by a member of the public following an appeal for information

Police in Gloucestershire have released photos of a man they want to speak to following damage to a horse sculpture.

Officers believe the tail of the life-size horse statue, in Cheltenham's Promenade, was ripped off between 22:30 BST and 23:00 BST on 14 August.

The images were provided by a member of the public following an initial appeal for information by the police.

A trail of 10 horse sculptures was created around the town to celebrate Cheltenham Festival's centenary.

'Silly behaviour'

PC Anita Barlow said: "We need to speak to this man in the images and also the woman who is seen photographing him.

"I realise this damage may have happened as a result of silly behaviour going wrong, but damage was caused and this is a criminal offence.

"We would urge the people in the picture or anyone with information that could help the investigation to come forward."

The exhibition, called Horse Parade, has been organised by Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum and is due to run until 16 October.

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