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.
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The operation took around three hours to complete, with the remains being disposed of by a specialist animal by-product company.