STOLEN BLACK SABBATH DISCS RETRIEVED:
December 23, 2004
LONDON – Stolen gold and silver discs won by Ozzy Osbourne’s band Black Sabbath were recovered after thieves dumped them behind trash cans.
The discs were reported missing last week after a burglary at the home of Osbourne’s former manager Patrick Meehan, in Edenbridge, Kent, southeast England.
Kent Police said an anonymous tip led them to the eight discs, found Wednesday in a plastic bag dumped behind recycling bins.
Two other discs stolen in the haul – which included the albums “Master of Reality,” “Paranoid” and “Black Sabbath, Vol. 4” – had already been returned after being offered for sale on Internet auction site eBay.
Osbourne, who earned fame as a heavy metal rocker in the 1970s, was a victim of burglars himself last month.
He unsuccessfully attempted to tackle thieves who broke into his Buckinghamshire mansion, west of London, and made off with valuable jewelry.
Courtesy of Associated Press