APPEAL: Can you help trace paintings stolen from studio worth tens of thousands?

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Police chiefs are urging residents in Notts to help with a nationwide appeal to trace 23 paintings which have been stolen from a studio.

The artwork by Alan Davie, which is worth tens of thousands of pounds, is believed to have been removed from Gamels Studio in Rush Green, Hertford, between April 2014 and April 2015.

Detective Sergeant Lee Waller, who is based with the Local Crime Unit in Hertford, said: “Understandably the owner of these valuable paintings is keen for their return. “Whilst our investigations to retrieve them are continuing I would be very keen to hear from anyone who may have seen these items for sale, or may know of their whereabouts.

“The paintings could be anywhere in the country or further afield and I would ask people to share this appeal, particularly on social media, to help spread the message.”

To view images of the artwork, visit www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152985086856946.1073741867.25547876945&type=3. There are only images of 22 of the 23 paintings. The 23rd painting is called ‘Grande Tete’.

If you have any information whatsoever contact Hertforshire Police on the 101 non-emergency numbe.

Alternatively contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A man has been charged with three burglaries which are alleged to have occurred at the studio in Rush Green between August 2014 and April 2015.