Iconic Winston Churchill portrait was reported as stolen from a Canadian hotel after a decoy hung in its place for months. Photo: National Portrait Gallery
Iconic Winston Churchill portrait was reported as stolen from a Canadian hotel after a decoy hung in its place for months. Photo: National Portrait Gallery
Canada

Famed Winston Churchill ‘Roaring Lion’ photograph stolen from Canada hotel

  • Police are now reviewing security footage, but because the theft occurred when Covid-19 restrictions were in place, it is likely the thief wore a mask
  • ‘Roaring Lion’ portrait was taken after UK leader addressed the Canadian parliament in 1941, becoming a symbol of British defiance in World War II

Iconic Winston Churchill portrait was reported as stolen from a Canadian hotel after a decoy hung in its place for months. Photo: National Portrait Gallery
Iconic Winston Churchill portrait was reported as stolen from a Canadian hotel after a decoy hung in its place for months. Photo: National Portrait Gallery
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