Police have said there must be “plenty of witnesses” to the theft of the Silver Surfer statue from outside Atomic Pizza in Cowley Road.

The fibreglass statue of the comic book hero went missing between 11.30pm on Friday and 9am on Saturday.

PCSO Daniel Rusher yesterday appealed for anyone with information to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

He said: “The statue was taken from a very busy and public area in Cowley Road.

“There must have been plenty of witnesses who saw the offenders moving the statue away from its position on the top of the restaurant entrance.”