Unicycle stolen from circus

PUBLISHED: 11:32 15 April 2008 | UPDATED: 22:02 26 October 2009

Fun and games

Fun and games

A UNICYCLE belonging to a star of the circus has been stolen. The chrome-plated bike, which is a fundamental tool of ringmaster Andre Voronin, went missing from the Moscow State Circus overnight on Tuesday. Paul Archer, general manager of the Moscow State

A UNICYCLE belonging to a star of the circus has been stolen.

The chrome-plated bike, which is a fundamental tool of ringmaster Andre Voronin, went missing from the Moscow State Circus overnight on Tuesday.

Paul Archer, general manager of the Moscow State Circus, which arrived at Stanborough Lakes just a day before the theft, told the WHT that without it they are 'wheelie' stuck.

"The bike is one-of-a-kind. It was purposely built for Andre and is therefore pretty expensive.

"At the moment we are having to use his practice one, which is nowhere as good as his proper one.

"We will have to get another unicycle shipped in from Russia if it is not returned."

He added: "It's something you don't really expect, especially in WGC, it would be different if this wasn't such a nice place.

"It's especially weird considering we are right next to the police headquarters.

"We have never had anything stolen from places around the cities."

A reward will be given for the return of the unicycle, which is roughly 4ft tall and is worth approximately £400.

Anyone with information can call the circus box office on 07721 565558.

The loss of the unicycle brings back memories for one member of the WHT news team, who had her own one stolen this month 16 years ago.

Chief reporter Kelly-Ann Kiernan was 11 when her unicycle was snatched.

But after a story in the WHT, it was returned to her a week later after milkman Terry Furlong found it abandoned while out on his round.


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