I want my artwork returned

Edna Weekes Day Centre'Jayne Bentley had her Art Work Stolen'PA1110-19a
Edna Weekes Day Centre'Jayne Bentley had her Art Work Stolen'PA1110-19a

A LOCAL woman has offered a reward for the return of a bag containing over 200 hours of crafts work which was taken in broad daylight.

The bag, which belongs to Jayne Bentley, was left next to her car on the driveway outside the Edna Weekes Day Centre on the corner of Trinity Road and Promenade, on Tuesday last week between 2pm and 4pm.

Jayne regularly displays arts and crafts on television and kept craft materials, templates and scrapbooks in the bag, which represents hundreds of hours of work.

“The bag contained craft tools such as knives and scissors, and obviously I am sad to lose them, but the work that I had in there was irreplaceable,” said Jayne.

“I’ve spent so much time on it and I would be over the moon if someone who knew where it was could bring it back.

“I don’t know if the bag was picked up by accident or something, but I am willing to offer a £50 reward for anyone who can get it back for me.”

The bag, which is pink with a brown lining, was accidentally left unattended when Jayne’s partner took it out of their car while cleaning.

She hopes that someone may have mistakenly picked it up thinking it was a discarded item, as rubbish skips have also been outside the property.

“The bag holds little value for anyone else, but it is worth so much more to me because of the amount of work I had put in,” she said. “I just hope someone knows where it is, or may have seen what happened.”

Anybody who knows the whereabouts of Jayne’s work can drop it into the Edna Weekes Day Centre, or contact the Free Press newsdesk on 677338.

PCSO Bev Fearn, of the Bridlington Neighbourhood Police Team, said: “I would urge anyone who was in the area and might have seen the bag or anyone hanging around to come forward.

“If you know the whereabouts of the bag, you can bring it into the police station as the work in the bag meant a great deal to the owner.

“There is no value to whoever has it, but the owner has put in many hours of work and needs the items back.”

The Neighbourhood Police Team can be contacted on 0845 6060222 quoting crime number CW/1819288/2011.