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Metal butterfly stolen in Hadfield
Tuesday 14th February 2017 @ 12:34 by Adam Higgins
Crime Hadfield News

A butterfly has flown away in Hadfield – but not of its own accord.

A pair of metal butterflies were perched on the side of The Craft Barn in Hadfield.

But, one night last week, one of them was mysteriously stolen.

It’s believed the butterfly was taken sometime overnight last Wednesday (February 8) from the arts and crafts venue on Station Road.

Footprints were visible on the pale wall, with the offenders using a lamppost to climb up and rip the decoration from its habitat.

Julia Norton, managing director of The Craft Barn, said she was very sad to discover the butterfly had been stolen the following morning.

She said: “I bought the butterflies a while ago from Glossop Garden Centre and they weren’t particularly expensive, probably around £30.

“My Facebook post about it has been seen by over 8,600 people which is extraordinary.

“Over the years, we’re developing the Barn as a little hub of creative activity and decorating the front of the building is supposed to illustrate that.

“The Craft Barn is our little village, not for profit, community venue, so why would anyone do this?”

Anyone who knows where the butterfly might be or has any information as to how it was stolen is asked to contact Julia at the Craft Barn on 01457 852669 or 07739 523203.