High value painting stolen

The stolen Le pont d'Lena painting.
The stolen Le pont d'Lena painting.

POLICE are appealing for information after a high value oil painting was stolen from a lorry on the A1.

The artwork – called Le pont d’Lena by Tanislas Lepine – was taken from a vehicle parked overnight at Barnsdale Bar near Wentbridge on Monday.

The painting, which depicts a bridge in Paris, is in a guilt frame.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the whereabouts of the painting should contact Wakefield CID on 01924 293263 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.