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Thieves pelt police with stolen wine

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Wine thieves caught mid-heist have attacked police with their expensive haul during a dramatic chase. The vino villains, who were making off with an estimated €350,000 (£317,000) worth of grands crus Burgundy wines taken from a hotel outside Paris, began throwing their loot at officers as they were chased down the motorway. Detectives say they are searching for at least three men.

Cops seek bullish burglars

Police in Wiltshire have issued an appeal after a bronze sculpture of a cow’s head was stolen from a garden. Officers say only a “specialist” could have removed the cow’s head from its plinth, because of its large size and weight. They said: “We’re appealing for witnesses or anyone who may know the whereabouts of a large bronze garden ornament that was stolen from a front garden on New Year’s Day.”

Plane stolen in Arizona

It seems New Year’s Eve was quite a night for theft, with police in Cottonwood, Arizona looking for a plane that was stolen from the local airport that evening.The thieves broke into the airport just before midnight, disabling the main gate and forcing it open. They pinched a small red and white aircraft with the tail number N153PR.

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