Man sentenced in connection with jug theft

The Wenlok jug has been valued at about £750,000 Credit: Bedfordshire Police

A man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison in connection with the theft of a 14th century jug from the Stockwood Discovery Centre in Luton.

The bronze jug, valued at about £750,000, was taken from a display cabinet on Saturday 12th May 2012.

23-year-old Ronald Nash of Pitwood Green, Tadworth in Surrey, had pleaded guilty to handling stolen property and received two years and three months for that offence. He also pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of class A drugs, and received a further 12 months in jail.

A second man Louis Kybert, age 25 of Ferndale Road, Banstead in Surrey, also pleaded guilty to the possession of two stun guns and being concerned in the supply of class A drugs. He had been arrested by officers conducting searches for the jug.

Mr Kybert was sentenced to five years in prison in relation to the stun gun offence, and a further 12 months in relation to the drug offence. He will also serve another three months in relation to a previous suspended sentence. The sentences are to be served concurrently.