Stolen Black Sabbath Discs Retrieved

By | December 22, 2004 at 12:00 AM

London – Stolen gold and silver discs won by Ozzy Osbourne’s band Black Sabbath were recovered Wednesday 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 southeastern England.

Kent Police said an anonymous tip had led them to the eight discs, found in a plastic bag dumped behind recycling bins.

Two other discs stolen in the haul – which included the albums “Master of Reality,” “Paranoid” and “Volume 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.