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Man charged after ‘priceless’ antique silver stolen from Nottinghamshire museum

Detectives investigating the theft of a large haul of silver from a museum have charged a suspect.

The ‘priceless’ artefacts were stolen from a display case at the Royal Lancers & Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum in Thoresby Park during the early hours of Sunday 29 October 2023.

Museum staff arrived at the venue to discover a large hole cut from outside the building directly through a display case housing the silver.

The items, including a distinctive parcel and gilt rosewater dish – said to be the sister piece to the Wimbledon women’s singles trophy – have not been recovered.

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Graham Gallon, aged 36, was arrested yesterday (Wednesday) morning and has now been charged with burglary.

Gallon, of Carrington Terrace, Rotherham, has been remanded into custody and will appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday).

A 24-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and has been released under investigation

Detective Inspector Luke Todd, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We have been working for several months to understand exactly what happened in the moments before, during and after this crime and I am pleased we have now been able to identify and charge a suspect. Our investigation will now continue.”

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