Gold-coloured hippo statue thrown off Hastings Pier

Police are appealing for witnesses after a gold-coloured fibre-glass hippo was thrown over the side of Hastings Pier.

Thursday, 25th April 2019, 8:14 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th April 2019, 8:33 pm
The gold-coloured hippo statue has since been recovered. Picture: Brett McLean

Police said the pier's decking was damaged and the statue - which has since been recovered - was thrown over the side on April 21.

Then, on April 22, police said a theft of a fibre-glass chef from Hastings Pier was reported.

Police said local officers are continuing to liaise and work with pier staff.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the statue was thrown over the side of Hastings Pier. Picture: Brett McLean

A Sussex Police spokesman added: "There have been no arrests but anyone with information is asked to contact police online at https://www.sussex.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/ or by calling 101, quoting the most recent incident serial, 664 of 22/04."

Police said the pier's decking was damaged as the statue was dragged. Picture: Brett McLean