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RETURN TO SENDER; Inflatable Elvis stolen from hire company.

Byline: By JAMES GLOVER Crime Reporter

THE SECRET of Elvis is out - he is safe and well but missing in Liverpool.

A giant inflatable of the American star was hired out for a party in the city, but has now disappeared.

Police are scouring the city for the missing icon amid fears he could have been kidnapped and is being made to perform at private events across the region.

The 20ft high model of the music legend was rented out for a party in Liverpool. Thieves pounced as the inflatable was being transported back to the office.

Now owner Airdancer.co.uk is appealing for Elvis to be returned after he was snatched from the back of a white van in north Liverpool.

He was stolen along with an inflatable model of a tuxedo-clad man and two machines to pump air into them and no-one has seen the pounds 2,500 equipment since.

The blow-up figures have been missing for six weeks and the owners think they could be being used by crooks for parties at their homes.

Owner Richard Peter, the managing director of Airdancer.co.uk, said he was willing to offer a reward for anyone who could help police solve the crime.

He said: "I just want them both back. They are so distinctive that someone must know where they are.

"We only launched these kinds of inflatables a couple of months ago and they are the only two of their kind in Merseyside."

Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:May 24, 2006
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