Tuesday 17 January 2017

One bad hangover - €45k stuffed wolf stolen at house party returned

Published 21/08/2015 | 12:01

A stuffed Arctic wolf worth over £32,000 has been stolen from a property in London
A stuffed Arctic wolf worth over £32,000 has been stolen from a property in London

A stuffed Arctic wolf believed to have been stolen from the home of Charlotte Watts, granddaughter of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, has been recovered.

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The snarling £32,000 creature, which stands at 6ft long and 3ft high, has been left undamaged at a west London police station today.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "The item will remain in police possession whilst inquiries continue.

"There have been no arrests at this stage."

A hunt for the stuffed animal was launched by Kensington and Chelsea detectives on Tuesday after it was stolen from a flat in London.

Police said they were looking for three men who are believed to have left with the wolf around 5am after being invited back to the property by two females who live there.

The wolf, which has yellow glass eyes and white fur with black speckles on its back, shoulders and ears, was bought six years ago from a taxidermy shop.

Ms Watts referred to the wolf as her "darling dearest" in a 2010 online post about the animal, according to the Evening Standard.

She said in the post: "It's my darling dearest, my love, my life, Frostbite!! He's a taxidermy Arctic wolf who died in a fight with another wolf in London zoo at some time during WWII. He's one of the biggest taxidermy wolves ever made, and is a champion piece!!"

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