A FIBREGLASS gorilla who has lived in a front garden for over seven years has been stolen.

Bruce, who stands at three-and-a-half foot tall, had lived in Michelle Wood's front garden on Myrtle Road, Wombwell, until he was stolen last weekend.

Bruce was bought as a present by her son Carl, 30, who says Bruce has been a hit with local people.

Carl said: "I don't know why but I bought it as a present for my mum years ago.

"It's made of fibreglass so it's quite light but it's bulky and hard to carry.

"I can't believe it's been nicked. Children used to come and take pictures of it.

"I'd really like to get it back because my mum's very fond of it."