Police quote song titles in appeal for return of stolen Oasis portrait

Painting of band was stolen from a Bury art gallery on October 27

Greater Manchester Police are asking for the return of a black and white portrait of Oasis stolen from a Bury art gallery in a way that’s sure to appeal to fans – by quoting song titles in the appeal.

The painting, by artist Olga Tsarevska Lomax, was taken when unknown offenders smashed the window of the Art Gallery and Gift Shop on Bolton Street, Bury, between 4.45am and 5.15am on Monday (October 27).

Appealing for information leading to its safe return, PC Katherine Gosling issued a statement that namechecks Oasis songs ‘The Masterplan’ and ‘Some Might Say’.

The appeal reads: “Quite what the master plan behind this theft is I don’t know, but a local business has been broken into and a one of a kind piece of art work taken.”

“This was the only piece taken and some might say we are therefore looking for an Oasis fan – similarly it may have been stolen to order. Regardless we are keen to find it and return it.”

“If you have any information about the person responsible, have seen the artwork or are offered it, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 08000 555 111.

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