Rutland Show sign thieves strike twice

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TWO signs advertising the Rutland County Show have been stolen from Stretton.

Jonny Baker, who is one of the trustees of the show, is appealing for the return of the distinctive yellow signs, which have been taken from a roundabout at Stretton in the last few weeks.

The first sign was put in place at Stretton over the bank holiday weekend and was taken just a few hours later. A replacement sign was put up on Monday last week and has already disappeared.

Rutland Agricultural Society organises the show, which takes place at Burley-on-the-Hill on Sunday, June 5, to promote agriculture in the county and any money raised is reinvested back into the society.

Jonny said: “I want to appeal to the people who have done this to do the right thing and take them back to Stretton because it means that area is now not covered by advertising.

“It is really disappointing.”

The show includes livestock on display, a motorcycle display team, falconry and ferret racing and showjumping.