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Reward after panto script stolen

A reward is being offered after the final script for a Christmas pantomime production of Robin Hood in Slough was stolen from a producer's car.

Thieves broke into a Rover 200 belonging to co-producer Alan Bowles outside the West Wing Arts Centre, in Stoke Road, on Sunday morning.

They stole a bag holding a laptop, the script and production notes.

"Without this vital information, the pantomime may not go ahead," Thames Valley Police said.

'Hundreds of hours'

Mr Bowles said it was the digital version of the final draft that was stolen, which amounted to "hundreds of hours of work".

He said he and his co-producer were determined the production would still go ahead, but they had been forced to go back to a previous version of the script.

Mr Bowles is offering a reward for the safe return of the items, but said he could not disclose the amount.

"It is significantly more than the value of the laptop," he said.

"The laptop itself isn't worth that much."

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