24 people re-bailed as part of museum theft investigation

Twenty four people who were arrested as part of a national investigation into high-value museum thefts have had their bail extended.

The 20 men, two women and two teenage boys were arrested in September in connection with six crimes over a four-month period at museums and auction houses across England.

Chinese artefacts and rhinoceros horn were targeted in six incidents - including incidents at the Norwich Castle Museum in Norfolk and the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.

All 24 have had their bail extended until September 9 and 10.