Queen’s Jubilee corgis have been stolen from Purfleet display

SIX of the Queens’s corgi silhouettes made for a beacon lighting event at Purfleet-on-Thames on Thursday have been stolen. They formed part of the riverside backdrop the community’s forum had been working on for weeks. 

They were displayed on the riverside railings for people to enjoy over the celebration period and were due to be sold, with money going to the forum for future events for the Community.

The event itself drew an estimated 4,000 people over the day. More than a dozen local acts performed on the domed stage, including two brass bands, blues guitarists, gospel choir, rap, school student singers, dance troupes, singer songwriters and other entertainers. 

On the green was live theatre, carnival mascot stilt walkers, a fancy-dress competition and bird of prey displays.

Event organiser and Purfleet-on-Thames Forum vice-chairman Trevor Batchelor said: “This selfish act will not mar the memory of this great event, which was totally successful in uniting the residents of Purfleet-on-Thames.”

If anybody has any information about the stolen corgis, you are asked to contact vicechair.potcf@thurrockforums.org.

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