CALLING all junior super sleuths in Uttlesford – there has been a break-in and the search is on to find one of the missing mummies from Saffron Walden Museum.
Can you help solve the mystery of who swiped the bandage-festooned Egyptian corpse from the municipal archives and retrieve the stolen mummy?
As the May school half-term approaches Uttlesford District Council is asking budding young detectives, their parents and carers to go along to the museum and help solve this "crime".
Under the professional guidance of private investigator Heather Nesbitt they will be shown how to crack DNA codes, analyse tyre tracks under the microscope and take fingerprints.
All of these skills can then be used to help them discover the identity of the dastardly criminal who snatched the museum's mummy.
The Missing Mummy sessions are tailored to seven to 13-year-olds but children outside that age group are welcome if their parent think it is suitable.
The sessions take place on May 29 and 30 from 6pm to 8pm and the cost is £7.50 per child. Booking is required as places are limited.
All children must be accompanied by an adult. One accompanying adult per group will be admitted free. Other accompanying adults will be charged £5 on the door.
Tickets for Missing Mummy can be booked online at www.saffrontickets.com or purchased direct from the Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre in Market Square."- Elizabeth Reeves, Herts and Essex Observer