Fish painting stolen from former fish and chip shop

A brazen thief has taken a painting of a fish from a new community art wall in Sandown, and local Community Association members want to see it returned.

Artwork has been on display at the former Sandown Chef restaurant and takeaway chip shop on the High Street since late January, and new additions were planned for this year as part of a project to improve the town for both residents and visitors alike.

The painting was last seen on Saturday (March 2) and was stolen just weeks after being weatherproofed. It is likely that CCTV in the High Street caught the culprit red handed.

Sandown Community Association Chair, Alan Jones, said: “How low can someone in this town stoop?”

“If the person concerned would like to return it, please take it to 33 St Johns Road.”

If you have any information about the whereabouts of the painting, please contact Hampshire Constabulary on 101, quoting crime reference number 44190077632.