TILES have once again gone missing from a theatre in Malvern.

It is the second time the tiles have vanished from the Theatre of Small Convenience in Abbey Road in the past few months.

We previously reported how the collection of tiles had been taken by Dennis Neale, who operated the theatre for 18 years before it was taken on by the district council.

However, he says this latest disappearance is not of his doing and he has appealed for their safe return.

Councillor Beverley Nielsen said she had been contacted by Mr Neale about the missing tiles, and echoed his appeal for their return.

She said: "Dennis operated the theatre for 18 years but he's recently suffered from some ill health so sadly the TOSC has been closed.

"It is owned by MHDC but formed part of a lease to Warwickshire College Group."

She said she was 'deeply disappointed' that the second panel had now gone missing.

She added: "We were able to locate the missing tiles the last time round, but this time we are all very concerned.

"Even the former operator of the theatre does not know where they may have gone and he's very worried.

"We appeal once again to everyone to let us know if you have seen anyone with these tiles or have any idea where they might be. Do contact me on bnielsen2@worcestershire.gov.uk."

Mr Neale decided not to renew his lease in 2017 after 18 years due to health reasons.

Speaking to the Worcester News at the time, Mr Neal left most of the theatre's fittings as a gesture of goodwill in the event that a new theatrical tenant is found for the building.

He had said: "But if there isn't, I hope the council will notify me so that I can remove the fittings; I don't want to see them end up in a skip."

The theatre, situated in a former Victorian gentleman's lavatory, opened in 1999, and a few years later it was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's smallest theatre.