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Fresh appeal after museum theft

Stolen Chinese artefact Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Detectives have launched a fresh appeal for information in a bid to recover priceless Chinese artefacts stolen from a Cambridge museum.

Eighteen Chinese artefacts from the Ming and Qing dynasties were taken by a gang of burglars from the Fitzwilliam Museum on April 13, last year.

Three people have each been jailed for six years for their roles in the burglary, a teenage boy was also locked up after admitting burglary. A substantial reward has been issued by the loss adjusters, for information which leads to the recovery of the stolen property.

Detective Inspector Becky Tipping said: "Sadly the items, which are of huge cultural significance, have still not been traced but we still have a team of detectives working to trace those items and would urge anyone with information to call police.

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