Ivories stolen from Fylde Gallery
Two nineteenth century ivories have been stolen from the Fylde Gallery, Lytham. The theft took place on Monday 26 July. The ivories – one of a fisherman with his net and the other a geisha girl – were part of the works of art from the Lytham St Annes Art Collection, currently on show at the Fylde Gallery.
The exhibition has been open since the end of May and an invigilator is always in attendance – however, this didn’t deter the thief. The Gallery will be closed on the morning of Tuesday 17 July, but will re-open later in the day. The exhibition will run until 25 July.
The public have been asked to keep a look out for the stolen items and to notify the police if they notice anything suspicious.