Statue reunited with its feet after NZ cop’s icy dip

Constable Jamie White carrying the statue of Lord Ernest Rutherford depicted as a child that was stolen by a suspected thief. – Stephen Berry Facebook pic, August 8, 2022.

A STOLEN statue of Lord Ernest Rutherford, a pioneer of nuclear physics, will be reunited with its feet after a quick-thinking police officer dived into an icy New Zealand river to arrest the suspected thief.

Lord Rutherford, who won the Nobel Prize in 1908, was born in the town of Brightwater, on New Zealand’s South Island, where a statue of him as a child stood until it was stolen on Friday night with only the feet remaining.

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