Thursday 19 January 2017

Thieves threaten future of famous crib

Published 07/01/2011 | 05:00

One of the country's best-loved nativity scenes may no longer be erected at future Christmases owing to the theft of its centrepiece for a second year running.

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The Baby Jesus from a crib erected at the Lough in Cork city every year is missing again. Cork City Council says it is to review whether to continue erecting the much-loved crib at the Lough after the theft. Last year teenage thieves walked across the frozen Lough to reach the crib before making off with the statue. This year, a digger was used to create a three-foot gap between the walkway and the ice around the perimeter of the lake. However, vandals still succeeded in getting across the icy surface and making off with the statue.

Irish Independent

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