Police in Edinburgh are investigating the theft of a 12ft fibreglass crocodile from St Andrew Square.

The sculpture, the property of the National Library of Scotland, is believed to have been stolen between the hours of 2pm on Thursday 3rd October and 8am on Friday 4th October from its position within the gardens of St Andrew Square.

It is then believed to have been removed via the west gate of the gardens and onto George Street.

PC Caireen Stewart said:= “This crocodile is the property of The National Library of Scotland and is very unique. Due to its size, it is believed that someone may have seen something regarding its disappearance. Can any person with information please contact the police on 101.” (and make it snappy…? Ed)