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.
Police have arrested 3 people following a burglary in Newcastle in which valuable items were stolen including a Gold Nobel Peace Prize.
The thefts took place at the Lord Mayor's Mansion House in the city.
North East businessmen Freddy Shepherd and Graham Wylie are offering a £3,000 reward for the return of valuable items stolen from the Lord Mayor's Mansion House in Newcastle earlier this week.
The burglars took silverware, and a Gold Nobel Peace Prize.
Police have released an image of the rare Nobel Peace Prize which was stolen from the Lord Mayor's official residence in Newcastle this week.
North East politician Arthur Henderson was awarded the medal in 1934 for his work on international disarmament.
– Newcastle Temporary Superintendent Bruce Storey
"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."
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.