POLICE are on the hunt for a life-size aluminium rhino which was stolen from Scarborough Sixth Form College.
The rhino, which was made by a former student, was taken sometime between Wednesday last week and Tuesday this week.
Officers have been making enquiries in the area in an effort to locate the metal mammal and are appealing to the public to help the investigation.
PC Michelle Neighbour, of South Cliff Safer Neighbourhood Team, has appealed for information regarding the theft.
She said: “The rhino is not something you could just walk off with by yourself, it would have taken at least two or three people to lift and they would have needed a vehicle to transport it away from the college.
“I am appealing to anyone who saw any suspicious activity around Scarborough college in the past week to contact the police or Crimestoppers with information.
“I would also appeal to any scrap dealers or anyone who regularly use scrap yards to get in touch if they remember seeing the rhino being weighed in.”
Anyone who can help the police with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for PC Michelle Neighbour, or Scarborough police.
Alternatively, people are advised to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.