The hunt is on for PC 99 who has gone AWOL.
The policeman puppet from the Punch and Judy show at Viking Bay disappeared sometime yesterday (August 12) and his whereabouts remains a mystery.
An appeal is now being made to track down the errant PC by owner Professor Brent de Witts.
Brent said: “The day before yesterday I did three shows and he was there but yesterday I did one and he wasn’t. I looked in his case, I looked where I am staying and I looked in the lock up but he was not there.
“Perhaps he fell out of the case, I have no idea, or Mr Punch enticed him to the pub and got him drunk.
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“I hope someone is nicely looking after him and will detain him for me.
“I have had all my puppets for about 30 years and they have travelled the world with me so there is a sentimental value.
“The children at my show are so concerned about him, and I do not want them to be concerned so it would be nice for him to come back.”
At the moment Jack the hangman is playing the PC “but keeps forgetting his lines!”
Anyone who comes across PC 99 can hand him in to The Funicular café, Viking Bay Café, Broadstairs visitor information or Broadstairs Town Council.
Brent said: “We are doing our best to keep the magic alive in this world and the show must go on.”