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Giant Easter Egg Poached From City Centre
Police have joined the hunt for a giant decorated Easter egg that has been stolen while on display in Glasgow city centre.
Organisers of a charity egg hunt are appealing for the eye-catching 2ft-high fibreglass egg to be returned.
Action for Children have placed 101 giant eggs, many of which feature designs from leading artists, around Glasgow's streets and shops as part of its Big Egg Hunt.
Strathclyde Police are now searching for an egg called A Thousand Forests, which is painted with red and yellow trees by graphic designer Matthew Dent.
It was taken from Buchanan Street and is reported to be worth up to £10,000.
Andrew Harris, Director of Fundraising at Action for Children, said: "The hunt is a really fun way for families, locals and tourists alike to enjoy the age-old Easter egg hunt tradition - on a huge scale and as a giant exhibition of modern art - whilst raising vital funds for some of the most vulnerable children across Scotland and the UK.
"We appeal to whoever poached our egg to return it to us soon."
The eggs, which feature popular characters such as Humpty Dumpty and Peter Rabbit, are touring the country as the charity aims to raise urgent funds by putting them up for auction.
They were displayed in London in February and were then taken to Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool.
They will be back in London for the Easter weekend.