Thursday, January 21, 2010

Stolen Art Watch, Return of the Scott !!!!

Stolen painting returned in the night

Workers at Edinburgh's Signet Library found the raided watercolour hanging outside on railings

A painting which was stolen from an historic Edinburgh Library has been returned anonymously in the night.

The work of art, entitled 'I Cannae Hear Ye', was found hanging on a railing outside the Signet Library when a staff member arrived for work at 8.15am on Thursday.

The watercolour by Borders artist Tom Scott had been snatched from the library earlier this month.

The painting was discovered hanging on a railing outside the library at 8.15am this morning by a member of staff.

Lothian and Borders Police confirmed the work of art was safe, but said the investigation into its initial theft was continuing.

A police spokesman said: "Obviously, we are delighted for the library that the painting has been returned.

"Nevertheless, we still must establish whether any criminality was involved when the painting was taken.

"Anyone with information that can assist with our enquiries should contact police immediately."

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