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Stolen Stradivarius sells for almost £1.4m at auction

A Stradivarius violin which was stolen from a sandwich shop in London sells for £1.38m at auction.

The 300-year-old violin was taken from celebrated artist Min-Jin Kym, from Euston Station in 2010.

Library picture of a Stradivarius. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The instrument was snatched by thieves, who tried to sell the violin for £100 but was eventually found intact in the Midlands, with some very minor damage.

Read: Violin thief tried to sell for £100 could fetch £2 million

Read: 'Euston strad' on public display

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Stolen rare violin goes on display

The world-famous Stradivarius violin that was stolen from London's Euston Station in 2010 and later recovered, will go on public display before it's sold off in December.

It's a happy ending for the instrument and its owner, London based violinist Min-Jin Kym, a celebrated international soloist.

The Euston Stradivarius was stolen in 2010 but recovered earlier this year Credit: Reuters

The exhibit is at the Westbury Hotel in Mayfair where experts will be on hand to talk about why it's so precious.

The 'Euston Strad' is estimated to fetch as much as £2 milliom at auction on the 18th December.

Violin thief tried to sell for £100 could fetch £2 million

A 300-year-old Stradivarius violin, which was stolen at Euston Station in 2010, when its owner went for a sandwich, could go for more than £2 million when it is sold at auction next month.

The recovered 1696 Antonio Stradivarius violin
The recovered 1696 Antonio Stradivarius violin Credit: British Transport Police

The instrument was snatched by thieves from musician Min-Jin Kym, and eventually found intact in the Midlands, with some very minor damage. The Evening Standard reports online bidding for the auction will start at £1 million but the final price could fetch upwards of £2 million.

Woman sexually assaulted while waiting for train at Euston

A woman has been sexually assaulted while waiting for a train at Euston Station. The 56-year-old woman was standing near the departure boards around 9:15pm on Monday 23 September, when a man approached her. Police have released CCTV images of man they are trying to trace.

CCTV image from the Milton Keynes-bound Credit: Met Police

PC Dionne Lyon from British Transport Police said: "A man came up from behind and inappropriately touched her. He then tried to make a conversation with her, at which point she walked away towards a Milton Keynes-bound train.

"He followed her onto the train and began to stare at her during the journey, making her feel uncomfortable. He is also believed to have touched another woman during the train journey, before a train guard ejected him from the train at Hemel Hempstead for his behaviour."

Police also want the second victim to contact them Credit: Met Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40

Police appeal to identify trolley push man at Euston

Do you know this man? Police want to speak to him about an incident where a trolley got pushed onto tracks Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police are appealing for help in identifying a man who pushed a trolley onto tracks at Euston. It happened at about 9pm on Tuesday 6th August. A train arrived soon afterwards, but luckily no significant damage was caused.

Inspector Tyrrell says: “We are unsure as to why the man deliberately pushed the trolley onto the tracks before walking away, which is why we are keen to trace him and speak to him about his dangerous actions.

"If the train had been travelling at speed, it could have caused serious damages to the tracks, train and anyone who may have been close by. The image of the man is clear – if you recognise him, I’d urge you to come forward.”

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Shocking moment man pushes trolley in front of train

British Transport Police are appealing for help in identifying a man who appears to have deliberately pushed a luggage trolley onto train tracks at Euston.

Inspector James Tyrrell said: “The man was walking along platform one at Euston station with a suitcase at about 9pm on Tuesday, 6 August.

“As shown in the footage, he approached a suitcase trolley, which was on the platform, and suddenly pushed it onto the tracks, before walking off from the scene. A short time later, a train arriving into the station struck the trolley, luckily causing no significant damage.”

Passengers test out grass platform at London station

Virgin Trains have invited passengers to take off their shoes and take a wander along the newly-installed grassy platform at Euston Station in London.

The grass has been placed between platforms two and three at the station.

Virgin Trains passenger Rita Orange and Chelsea pensioner Walter Swan test out the newly installed grass. Credit: Matt Alexander/PA Wire
Virgin Trains staff test out the newly installed grass between platforms 2 and 3 at Euston Station in London. Credit: Matt Alexander/PA Wire
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