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Appeal to save historic painting for the nation

The Fitzwilliam museum in Cambridge is appealing for donations to help buy a 17th Century painting worth £14m. But a government scheme means it could buy the piece for a lot less.

The "Extreme Unction" by French artist Nicolas Poussin is described as an exceptional masterpiece and today it went on display in London as part of the fundraising campaign.



Third arrest in Fitzwilliam Museum investigation

A third man arrested in connection with the theft of chinese art from the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge has been bailed. 18 items were stolen last month, valued at more than ten million pounds. The 31-year-old from London arrested yesterday on suspicion of money laundering.

A 28-year-old man and a teenager have already been charged with the thefts.

Two arrested in connection with Fitzwilliam burglary

Police investigating the theft of millions of pounds worth of chinese pottery from the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge have arrested two men.

The pair were taken into custody at an address in London and are now on their way to Cambridgeshire for questioning.

It follows the release yesterday of fresh CCTV images of men police said they wanted to speak to.

Some of the works date back to the 14th century and it's thought their collective value could top £18 million.

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