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whynotsmile99
07-03-2008, 10:11 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/manchester/7486280.stm


The memorial stone dedicated to former Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis has been stolen from a Cheshire cemetery.

Curtis was 23 when he hanged himself in the kitchen of his Macclesfield home in May 1980, shortly before the band were due to go on tour in the US.

Cheshire Police said the memorial stone was taken from where he is buried in Macclesfield Cemetery.

Officers are appealing for anyone with information on its whereabouts to contact them.

Detectives said the kerbstone, which has the inscription "Ian Curtis 18 - 5 - 80" and the words "Love Will Tear Us Apart" was taken sometime between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.

"Unusual theft"

A police spokesman said: "There is no CCTV in the area and there are no apparent leads as to who is responsible for the theft.

"This is a very unusual theft and I am confident that someone locally will have knowledge about who is responsible or where the memorial stone is at present."


We are agog that someone's gone to the trouble of taking it out. We are stunned
Tony Barker, Macclesfield Borough Council

Tony Barker, spokesman for Macclesfield Borough Council, which runs the site, said: "It would usually have flowers behind it and mementoes to Ian Curtis's life.

"It wasn't concreted in but tarmacked up to it.

"This has never happened before and we are agog that someone's gone to the trouble of taking it out. We are stunned."

Bill North, the council's services manager, added: "I'm shocked this has happened.

"Someone's gone to a great deal of trouble to remove the memorial stone and I hope our appeal will help return it as soon as possible."

Although the band reformed as New Order after Curtis's death in 1980, there has been an upsurge of interest in its work.

An acclaimed biopic about Curtis, called Control, was released in 2007 and a film documentary, called Joy Division, was released earlier this year.

Blinken
07-03-2008, 10:16 AM
Well this explains alot, I got drunk and woke up with a headstone in my room. At least i know where I got it from.

chairmenmeow47
07-03-2008, 10:17 AM
isn't today the anniversary of jim morrison's death, not ian curtis? stupid kids *shakes head*

TomAz
07-03-2008, 10:18 AM
They're agog.

fatbastard
07-03-2008, 11:30 AM
This is not right at all.

Roadkillhighway951
07-03-2008, 11:33 AM
i think i just passed a headstone

algunz
07-03-2008, 11:45 AM
They're agog.

agog "That's fun to say."

Pixiessp
07-03-2008, 12:05 PM
I will be using the word "agog" all day today at work. My co workers already think i am odd.

schoolofruckus
07-03-2008, 12:11 PM
Stef did it.

woogie846
07-03-2008, 12:43 PM
Agog is a really great word.

canexplain
07-03-2008, 02:35 PM
"A police spokesman said: "There is no CCTV in the area and there are no apparent leads as to who is responsible for the theft."

i didnt think you could take a crap in London without being on camera ....x****

amyzzz
07-03-2008, 03:37 PM
That is so disrespectful. I am also agog.

sonofhal
07-03-2008, 06:21 PM
I'm in Australia, so i have an alibi.

amyzzz
07-03-2008, 06:22 PM
What are you doing in Australia?

algunz
07-03-2008, 06:25 PM
Establishing an alibi.

suprefan
07-03-2008, 06:39 PM
Stef did it.

Has to be

JustSteve
07-03-2008, 09:20 PM
my sis was just there a couple weeks ago, has pics with it...hmm???

algunz
07-03-2008, 09:22 PM
Check her closets. I'll bet there's a reward.

RotationSlimWang
07-03-2008, 09:36 PM
I'm in Australia, so i have an alibi.


What are you doing in Australia?


Establishing an alibi.

Very, very, very funny.

algunz
07-03-2008, 09:39 PM
Wow, do you actually have a sense of humor this evening or are things that unfunny in your crazy world?