A London ballet school is hoping for the return of priceless costumes which were inside the organisation's van when it was stolen.
London ballet school appeals for return of stolen costumes
The Central School of Ballet's tour vehicle was stolen from Farringdon in the early hours of the morning on Tuesday 8 May. Inside the van were lighting, sound equipment, staging materials, props and costumes.
Police are trying to trace the items taken and believe they may have been discarded by thieves who were specifically targeting the van. The vehicle drove towards Bromley-by-Bow but then a fitted tracker was turned off.
The school say the stolen costumes are unique and key to their tour, having been made by Central's costume designer. Staff and dancers are now trying to remake the costumes in time for their tour.
Heidi Hall, director at Central School of Ballet, said: "To somebody else they will need nothing but to us, and our young people here, they mean absolutely everything."
A JustGiving page has been launched to help fund replacing the stolen items.
The school are using the hashtag#findourcostumeson social media, and our social media links are as follows:
Facebook - Central School of Ballet
Twitter – @csbschool
Twitter - @balletcentral
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