Reward offered for sign

A shop owner is pleading for the safe return of his business’s mascot after it was stolen.

Matthew Hibbs, from Magpie Antiques, in Dale Road, Matlock, was devastated when he discovered his shop sign, which featured a magpie, has been taken from outside his shop.

“It’s an original French colour picture in a wooden frame with a picture of a magpie spread out,” Matthew said.

“Lots of people have come in and asked to buy it but it’s my mascot.

“I’ve just got permission to expand and I was going to use it as my logo.”

The 34–year–old is offering a reward for the safe return of the picture.

Anyone with information is asked to call him on 07920025777.