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Circus costumes stolen from tent in Lincolnshire

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A family-run circus in Lincolnshire has had costumes valued at hundreds of pounds stolen from a tent.

A Circus Mondao spokesman said several outfits were taken in the middle of the night on 20 February.

The thieves stole a plume for a horse, a ring-mistress jacket and a sequined shirt, Lincolnshire police said.

The circus, near Spalding, has borrowed outfits until the new items can be custom made, which could take up to eight weeks.

"It will cost me £300 for a new ring-mistress coat which is made in Glasgow," ring-mistress Petra Jackson said.

A police spokesman said a vehicle was heard by circus staff during the night, but no-one has been arrested.

Other items that were stolen included some cash and a staple gun.

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