Carving stolen from Daventry Country Park

Andy Barton working on the green man sculpture at Countryside Day
Andy Barton working on the green man sculpture at Countryside Day

A specially commissioned wood carving that was created at the recent Countryside Day event has been stolen from Daventry Country Park.

The ‘Green Man’ was carved by Northamptonshire sculptor Andy Barton on May 12 at the Countryside Day in the park and was left standing in the wooded area near the Visitors Centre for people to enjoy.

The finished sculpture at Daventry Country Park before it was stolen.

The finished sculpture at Daventry Country Park before it was stolen.

At some point from Thursday, May 16, the sculpture was stolen and Daventry District Council, which commissioned the work, is urging anyone with information about its whereabouts to contact the Police.

Councillor Alan Hills, portfolio holder for community, culture and leisure at Daventry District Council, said: “The theft of this sculpture is a real loss to the visitors of the park.

“We had already received lots of feedback about how much people liked it and the plan was for it to be placed in the sensory garden for children to look at and touch, but unfortunately they won’t be able to now.

“It’s an extremely heavy sculpture and far too heavy to be lifted by one person on their own, and I would encourage anyone who knows its whereabouts to contact the police as soon as possible.”