Toddlers’ stolen scarecrow found by eagle-eyed mum

9/7/13- 'In The Night Garden' character scarecrows, Battle.
9/7/13- 'In The Night Garden' character scarecrows, Battle.

BUSY Bees parent and toddler group has been reunited with its stolen scarecrow.

Upsy Daisy was taken from outside St Mary’s Church in Battle last Tuesday (July 2).

But following a Facebook appeal, eagle-eyed Busy Bee mum Cassie found the missing scarecrow in Crowhurst. One man later reported seeing some drunk youths carrying the scarecrow towards the station on Tuesday night. Upsy Daisy’s skirt and belt were found on the path between Marley Lane and the railway station.

Upsy Daisy was back in her rightful place in the churchyard last Thursday evening (July 4).

Group leader Vikki Cook said: “Although this story had a happy ending thanks to vigilant mums, many children were still upset by her disappearance.”