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Last Updated: Tuesday, 14 June, 2005, 07:18 GMT 08:18 UK
Missing Dr Who Dalek found on Tor
Ransom note sent by thieves who stole a Dalek from Wookey Hole
The note was delivered along with the Dalek's plunger arm
A Dalek stolen from a Somerset tourist site has been found on Glastonbury Tor after thieves said it was "too hot".

The prop, which was at Wookey Hole Caves, near Wells, for a Doctor Who exhibition, was taken more than a week ago. A "ransom note" was then issued.

Cave owner Gerry Cottle made appeals for information. In the early hours of Tuesday, staff recieved a phone call telling them where the Dalek was.

Mr Cottle has denied that the theft of the Dalek was a publicity stunt.

Last Thursday, staff found a Dalek plunger arm and a ransom note on a doorstep.

The note read: "We are holding the Dalek captive. We demand further instructions from the Doctor."

The Dalek on Glastonbury Tor
The Dalek was stretchered off the Tor

But in Tuesday's phone call, the thieves said it had become "too hot to handle" and had been placed on Glastonbury Tor.

The Dalek had been on display at the Bath and West Show and was in temporary storage at the Wookey Hole site when it was taken.

Former Dr Who actor Colin Baker had been in touch with staff at the attraction.

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