Nobel Prize stolen in Newcastle

A Nobel Peace Prize belonging to Newcastle Laureate Arthur Henderson has been stolen in a burglary at the Lord Mayor's Mansion House.

Nobel Prize theft: man charged

A 21 year old man has been charged following a burglary at the Lord Mayor's Mansion House in Newcastle. Two other men are helping police with their enquiries.

Several high value items were stolen in the burglary which happened between Monday April 1st and Tuesday April 2nd. They include a golden Nobel Peace Prize which was awarded in the 1930s.

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Police appeal over stolen Nobel Peace Prize

"Some of the items taken in this burglary are very uncommon and we are asking the public to keep their eyes open for them.

"One of the items is a Nobel Peace Prize, dating back to 1934 when it was awarded to Newcastle's Arthur Henderson for his work on international disarmament.

"The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded 93 times to 124 Nobel Laureates between 1901 and 2012 and so the stolen item is extremely rare, recognisable and historically important."

– Newcastle Temporary Superintendent Bruce Storey

Nobel Peace Prize stolen in Newcastle burglary

The Mansion House in Jesmond, Newcastle, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of Newcastle Credit: Tom White/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A Nobel Peace Prize belonging to Newcastle Laureate Arthur Henderson has been stolen in a burglary at the Lord Mayor's Mansion House.

It happened overnight on Monday April 1 at the property on Fernwood Road in Jesmond.

Police think the theives broke in through the cellar before searching the house.

They stole a number of items thought to be in the value of £150,000.

The gold Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the former foreign secretary in the 1930 for his work on international disarmament.

A lock of hair from Admiral Lord Collingwood, and a large amount of antique silverware were also taken.

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