Statue by Victorian sculptor stolen from Cardiff park

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A statue by a renowned Victorian sculptor has been stolen from a park in his home city.

'Joyance', an 1899 statue of a boy by Sir William Goscombe John, was cut from the water fountain in Thompson's Park, Canton, Cardiff.

Sir William was one of the most prominent 19th Century sculptors and the theft comes in the 150th anniversary year of his birth.

2010 marks the 150th anniversary of Sir William Goscombe John's birth in Canton and a local pub is named in his honour, near where his street used to stand.

His statues and monuments can be seen in many places in the UK and abroad, including Westminster Abbey, St Paul's and Llandaff cathedrals....

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