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Appeal for return of Amy Winehouse street signs
Officials in London are appealing for the
return of a number of street signs which were stolen from around
Amy Winehouse's home following her tragic death last month
Fans scrawled tributes on several signs close
to the house in Camden, north London, where the singer was found
dead on 23 July (11), and officials at Camden Council had planned
to donate the plaques to Winehouse's family as a memorial.
However, four of the signs have been stolen,
and council bosses are urging whoever is in possession of them to
turn them into a police station.
Deputy council leader Sue Vincent tells the
BBC, "We are appealing to the good nature and conscience of the
person or persons who stole the signs and are asking for them to be
"We are not concerned with who took them, and
will not be investigating this if we get them back. The signs can
be returned to any police station in Camden and no questions will
A statement from the council adds, "Since Amy
Winehouse's passing, fans have left messages on the signs, with the
remaining street signs being given to the family."
The news comes as it emerged that Winehouse's
relatives plan to turn the late star's house into the headquarters
for a charity set up in her name. The Amy Winehouse Foundation's
full mission statement will be unveiled on 14 September (11), on
what would have been Winehouse's 28th birthday.