Police in Britain are investigating after a sculpture by artist and broadcaster Grayson Perry was stolen from a Bristol art gallery.

The 27cm glazed ceramic figure, called 'Alien Baby', was taken from the Hidden Gallery in Clifton between 1.15pm and 1.26pm on Tuesday 30 August, Avon and Somerset Police said.

Two men were seen in the area of the gallery where the item was on display just before its theft, the force said.

The limited edition figure is worth a five figure sum, it is understood, with online art brokerage company Artsy giving it an estimated value of £22,500.

Grayson Perry is known for his television programmes examining the nature of people's relationship with art.

'Alien Baby' appeared in his 2018 Bafta-nominated series Rites of Passage in the episode examining birth.

Since December last year, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery has hosted an exhibition of work by both Grayson Perry and his wife Philippa and also by members of the public.

The works were made as part of the Channel 4 series Grayson's Art Club.