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Archers' stolen sculptures found
Mary and Jeffrey Archer
Lady Archer was at home when the theft took place
Sculptures stolen from the garden of Lord and Lady Archer have been recovered by police.

The two life-sized pieces, including one of a naked shepherd, were stolen on 6 February while Mary Archer, 61, was in the house in Grantchester, Cambs.

They were found on Monday evening three-quarters of a mile down a muddy track in Black Pit Drove, Willingham.

A police spokesman said that no arrests had yet been made but investigations were continuing.

Doing a handstand

Det Insp Chris Mead said: "The sculptures had been concealed, and due to the size and weight of the sculptures and the remote location where they were found, specialist recovery and lifting equipment was used to recover the statues.

"The statues and material used to conceal them are now being kept in a secure site and will today undergo forensic examination."

Lord and Lady Archer said: "We are absolutely delighted that our stolen works of art have been safely recovered."

The first piece, entitled Shepherd and Sheep, is by Christopher Marvell and was installed in 1998.

The second, entitled Girl Doing a Handstand, is by family friend the late Sydney Harpley and was commissioned in 1986.

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