Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

AWAY FROM A MANGER ...BABY JESUS STOLEN! ; Pub Bosses Appeal for Return of Their Nativity Figure after Theft Sparks Outrage at Boozer

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

AWAY FROM A MANGER ...BABY JESUS STOLEN! ; Pub Bosses Appeal for Return of Their Nativity Figure after Theft Sparks Outrage at Boozer

Article excerpt

THIEVES have committed the ultimate Christmas crime - they've stolen Baby Jesus.

The crib from the nativity scene at the Dandy Cock pub in Disley, Cheshire, was taken as landlord Gavin Green and landlady Amy Waddington pulled pints.

Staff have now appealed for its safe return.

Amy, 35, said: "There's Joseph and Mary, an angel, a shepherd, three wise men, a donkey and a sheep and now the manger has been taken they are all stood there looking at nothing."

"It looks a bit sorry. "We want whoever has the Baby Jesus to bring him back.

"I know people nick things from pubs all the time but stealing baby Jesus is just not right.

"Last year, one of the wise men was beheaded so we stuck the head back on and it looked alright again but the head was stolen too. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.