The village sign for Blackboys in Sussex has been stolen, a council says.

Framfield Parish Council is now asking anyone who knows who may be responsible for the theft to contact them.

The authority says the metal posts on which the sign was mounted had been cut through with a saw, allowing for it to be removed.

Sussex Police have been informed.

Framfield Parish Council posted on social media yesterday morning to appeal for information on the theft.

The post read: "Sadly, someone has sawn off the posts and stolen the village sign as you enter Blackboys from Framfield.

"If you noticed anyone acting suspicious over the past couple of days in this area, or even know who did it, please can you contact the parish council at

"The police have been informed."

The Argus: The second Blackboys sign to allegedly have been pulled out of the ground and stolenThe second Blackboys sign to allegedly have been pulled out of the ground and stolen

Yesterday afternoon, the authority issued a second statement saying that another Blackboys sign near the village had gone missing.

A Framfield Parish Council spokesman said: "Following our previous communication, one of the parish finger-posts has been pulled out of the ground and the 'Blackboys finger' has been stolen.

"If you notice any suspicious behaviour or have any information in relation to the thefts, please contact the parish council and/or police."

A Sussex Police spokeswoman said: "Police received a report of the theft of a village sign from a grass verge on the B2102 Framfield Road in Wealden, on the approach to Blackboys village.

"It is thought the sign was taken between 8pm on Monday, March 1, and 7am on Tuesday, March 2.

"No viable lines of enquiry have been identified and the matter has been filed pending any further information coming to light.

"Anyone who witnessed the theft or any suspicious behaviour in the vicinity, or who may have any other information, can contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 8 of 03/03."