Stolen penguin bin found by BRM Day organisers and returned to Bourne Outdoor Pool

Pool secretary Pauline Biggadike and chairman of the trustees Mandy Delaine-Smith pictured last week with the remaining penguin bin following the theft
Pool secretary Pauline Biggadike and chairman of the trustees Mandy Delaine-Smith pictured last week with the remaining penguin bin following the theft
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THE talking penguin bin that was stolen from Bourne Outdoor Pool has been found and returned to the charity.

The bin was first spotted by two people on Saturday on grassland near The Ridings in Elsea Park in Bourne, but by the time police had arrived the bin had already been removed.

However it was later discovered on the remains of the old railway bridge off Raymond Mays Way by two BRM Day committee members Richard Bostock and Anthony Delaine-Smith, when they were completing an inspection of the southern park and ride car park side for the groups event on October 7.

They were alerted to its location by a passing dog walker.

The bin, worth about £450, was taken from the pool on the Abbey Lawn, which is a registered charity, on Friday night last week.

It has now been returned.

Richard said: “It was a little difficult to explain to the Lincolnshire Police Control Room that we had found a missing Penguin,

“I suppose it is not everyday that they have phone calls like that.”