And finally… bear rescues gorilla

And finally... bear rescues gorilla

Staff responsible for maintaining Scotland’s trunk roads network have discovered a giant gorilla statue which was stolen from a garden centre a year ago.

A giant gorilla statue which was stolen from a Lanarkshire garden centre a year ago has been reunited with its owner.

The 8ft (2.4m) fibreglass ornament, named Gary the Gorilla, was reported missing from Reynard Nursery in Carluke last March.

Bear Scotland staff discovered Gary in a layby in the A92 near Dundee and reunited it with its owners after reading an article about the theft.

They tracked down the garden centre on social media and arranged for it to be collected by owner Andrew Scott.

The original Gary statue was reported stolen on Sunday 19 March last year.

CCTV showed a car arrived at the nursery around 22:30 before the occupants unbolted the ornament, BBC Scotland News reports.

A van returned nearly two hours later and removed Gary from the premises.

The vehicle was last seen leaving the garden centre and heading in the general Glasgow direction.

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