A CHARITY is pleading for information after an ornamental gorilla was stolen.

The display item is valued at more than £100 and the thieves melted it ties to make off with it.

A spokesman for the British Heart Foundation store said: "Sadly, we have to report a theft from our store.

"One of our new giftware items, The Gorilla, has been taken from our shop floor displays on Friday.

"The gorilla has a retail value of £119.99.

"The gorilla was secured to a coffee table with cable ties and these where melted to free the item from the table. Luckily, we do have CCTV installed and the images recorded will be passed on to the police.

"If you are offered to buy this item please report it to the police on 101."