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Edinburgh library art theft investigated Valuable painting taken from Signet Library

Edinburgh library art theft investigated Valuable painting taken from Signet Library over New Year holiday.
Police in Edinburgh are appealing for information after a painting was stolen from a library in the city.
The artwork, by Borders artist Tom Scott, entitled I Cannae Hear Ye was taken sometime between Thursday December 31 and Tuesday January 5 from the Signet Library in Parliament Square.
The library had been closed to the public during this time, although a Hogmanay event with approximately 200 guests was held. When the library re-opened a member of staff noticed that the watercolour, which is valued between £2,500 and £4000, was missing.
Police are now appealing for anyone who can help them find the painting to come forward.
A police spokesman said: “This has been an opportunistic theft of a relatively expensive piece of artwork, and we are eager to ensure it is returned to the library.
“Anyone who has any information that can assist our inquiries should contact police immediately.”

Edinburgh library art theft investigated Valuable painting taken from Signet Library over New Year holiday.video at http://news.stv.tv/scotland/east-central/150388-edinburgh-library-art-theft-investigated/

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for information after a painting was stolen from a library in the city.The artwork, by Borders artist Tom Scott, entitled I Cannae Hear Ye was taken sometime between Thursday December 31 and Tuesday January 5 from the Signet Library in Parliament Square.The library had been closed to the public during this time, although a Hogmanay event with approximately 200 guests was held. When the library re-opened a member of staff noticed that the watercolour, which is valued between £2,500 and £4000, was missing.Police are now appealing for anyone who can help them find the painting to come forward.A police spokesman said: “This has been an opportunistic theft of a relatively expensive piece of artwork, and we are eager to ensure it is returned to the library.”Anyone who has any information that can assist our inquiries should contact police immediately.”

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