A giant poppy installed in Bracknell to commemorate Remembrance Day has been sawn down and stolen by thieves in the night.

A spokesperson for Bracknell Forest Council said that the memorial was sawn from its stem and stolen between Tuesday, November 14, in the night and the morning of Wednesday, November 15.

The giant poppies were installed as a special symbol to remember those who gave their lives to protect the country and those who are currently serving in the armed forces.

A tweet sent out by the council said: “Have you seen the giant poppy from this roundabout? Harvest Ride/County Lane, Warfield.

“We are very disappointed to say that it was sawn from its stem and stolen.”

A previous Facebook post mentioning the installation of these giant poppies read: “The much-loved giant poppies, that commemorated the centenary of WWI, are back across Bracknell.

“The giant poppies give us a chance to reflect and remember those who have given their lives to protect our country.

“The poppies will be on various roundabouts and verges across the borough until 18 November, see how many you can spot!”

If you have any information that could assist in finding the missing poppy, please report it to Thames Valley Police under the following reference: SD-39437-23-4343-IR