Shakespeare thief found dead in prison

Raymond Scott outside Newcastle Crown Court Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Raymond Scott has been found dead in his prison cell at HMP Northumberland.

The unemployed antiques dealer was jailed for eight years for handling a stolen copy of a rare collection of William Shakespeare's plays.

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Shakespeare thief dies in prison

A man who was jailed for handling a stolen copy of a rare first collection of Shakespeare's plays has died in a Northumberland Prison