Mystery man leaves trail of stone heads
By Paul Stokes
Last Updated: 2:31am BST 02/10/2007
Police are on the trail of a shadowy figure who has been dumping giant carved stone heads on village doorsteps at dead of night.
The man has left at least 13 at locations 100 miles apart in Yorkshire at Goathland, near Whitby; Kilburn, near Thirsk; Arthington, outside Leeds, and a village near Selby.
But another delivery of three heads outside a village post office could solve the mystery, police hope. The mystery man was captured on CCTV in Braithwell, near Rotherham.
First reports of the discarded heads emerged last week when Fiona Gould, who runs the Forresters Arms hotel in Kilburn, found one on her patio. Five more were discovered in other parts of the village.
She said: "Some people think it's a curse - but we have no idea who we might have offended. One woman claims there's a link to werewolves."
Each of the foot-high stones had the hand-written rhyme Twinkle, twinkle, like a star. Does love flourish from afar? taped to it.
There was also a symbol on the reverse similar to the religious "chi-rho" sign with letters added which also could spell the word "paradox".
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