Search for owner of garden gnome

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Police are appealing for help to find the owner of a garden gnome found in Northumberland.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “Officers believe the ornament was stolen from a garden in Ashington after it was found on First Avenue this morning.

“The distinctive gnome - 30in tall and 12in wide - has a large green hat, purple sun glasses and is holding a plant pot.

“Anyone who recognises the gnome and can help to reunite it with its owner should contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191.”