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Nottinghamshire Police have charged a suspect of stealing artefacts from a display case at Royal Lancers & Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum in Thoresby Park





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

The artefacts were stolen from a display case at the Royal Lancers and Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum in Thoresby Park during the early hours of October 29, 2023.

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

Thoresby Hall break in
Thoresby Hall break in

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.

Graham Gallon, 36, of Carrington Terrace, Rotherham, was arrested yesterday (January 31) morning and has now been charged with burglary.

He has been remanded into custody and will appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court today (February 1).

The stolen items are of significant historic and sentimental value.
The stolen items are of significant historic and sentimental value.
Some of the silver items stolen from the museum.
Some of the silver items stolen from the museum.

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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