Search on for owner of sword found behind cupboard

The sword found at Newcastle University Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are trying to trace the honour of this ornamental sword found down the back of the cupboard during refurbishment work at Newcastle University.

It is not known how long it had been there and both the university and Northumbria Police have tried to identify who the swords belongs to but have been unable to trace the owner.

The sword has 'Sunderland Volunteer Rifles' on it and the name R. Peacock on the sheath.

Anyone with information should email