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Gold Nobel Peace Prize stolen on Tyneside

Gold Nobel medal was awarded to Tyneside politician Arthur Henderson Credit: © ®The Nobel Foundation

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.

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.