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The new artwork from Dinky Doors has been stolen after just four days on display on Mill Road bridge.

The miniature “FotoDinkyMat” photo booth was installed by the anonymous street artists in the early hours of Tuesday morning and had already been enjoyed by hundreds of passers by who shared it all over social media.

But this morning it has disappeared and the artists are asking anyone who knows its whereabouts to get in touch with the Cambridge Independent to arrange its return - no questions asked.

Dinky Doors said: “We’re really sad this has happened because we poured so much love and hard work into this latest door. We were really proud of it and were looking forward to lots of people discovering the FotoDinkyMat over the Easter weekend.

Dinky Doors’ new door, a photobooth on Mil Road bridge in Cambridge, which has disappeared overnight. Picture: Keith Heppell
Dinky Doors’ new door, a photobooth on Mil Road bridge in Cambridge, which has disappeared overnight. Picture: Keith Heppell

“Obviously we are not completely legit, we don’t ask permission to install our art so we can’t really complain - that’s the risk of putting things in the street. But we do this to make people smile and it's a real shame this has only lasted four days.

“We don’t know how they managed to do it; they must have been kicking it for hours to even get it loose because it was super secure. There were four massive screws holding it down.

“Someone messaged us this morning saying sorry to be the bearer of bad news. They were cycling past and saw some people there and they said it as being vandalised. That must have ended in them removing the booth. They must have been left within a solid block of metal because if they got it out of the ground I still think the door itself would have been intact.

“Perhaps someone has still got it. We are coming to terms with it. It took us easily two months working for countless hours.

“We are hoping that if they managed to get it out maybe we could get it back. Perhaps someone had dumped it in a bin or a hedge and someone might find it. We think the whole thing may be intact because it is a solid block of metal.

Dinky Doors at their workbench creating the new FotoDinkyMat Dinky Door which was stolen from Mill Road Bridge. Picture: Keith Heppell. (45774309)
Dinky Doors at their workbench creating the new FotoDinkyMat Dinky Door which was stolen from Mill Road Bridge. Picture: Keith Heppell. (45774309)

“I mean, there's always a possibility that the Supreme leader has driven off in it.”

This is the second Dinky Door to be stolen. Their first ever miniature door was outside Roll On Blank Tapes and can still be seen on their website at dinkydoors.co.uk.

The artists said: “Our first ever door did disappear but that was only attached with one tiny little screw. It’s not entirely surprising that one went walkies for a walk. But we've learnt a lot since then about securing the doors and I’m genuinely impressed anyone got it to move. If anyone does find the door and want to hand it in please do contact the Cambridge Independent and they will be able to return it to us.”

Anyone with information, please call 01223 320320 or email alex.spencer@iliffemedia.co.uk.


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