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Thieves steal nine-foot Batman
Christian Bale in Batman Begins
A 9ft statue of the superhero no longer looks down on Warwickshire
A statue of Batman was stolen from a garden in south Warwickshire.

The 9ft (3m) ceramic statue and its 4ft (1.2m) pedestal were removed between Saturday and Monday from Luddington Road, Stratford-upon-Avon.

The statue had been used to promote the new Batman movies and was a prize in a competition. It is valued at 500.

Police in Stratford want to hear from anyone who saw the statue being removed from its location or has any knowledge of its whereabouts.

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