Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wenlok Jug recovered, person arrested in connection with theft

The Wenlock Jug, a medieval artefact that was stolen earlier this year from a museum in Luton, England, was recovered this week by Bedfordshire Police.

Police officials said that they discovered the historical treasure in the early hours of Monday morning (September 24) at a property in Tadworth, Surrey. Two people were arrested at the location. One has been charged with handling stolen property and the second has been released on police bail pending further enquiries. The investigation continues, and the police are still appealing to the public for information regarding the burglary.

Det Sgt Barry Townson of the Bedfordshire Police explained,  ”We are, of course, delighted that the jug has been recovered and will be returned to its rightful home but the investigation continues into how it came to be in Surrey and who was responsible for the burglary. I would like to re-appeal to anyone with information about the burglary to come forward.”

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