Asian art stolen valued at £25,000 from Stroud Auction Rooms

Asian art worth about £25,000 has been stolen from an auction house in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Police believe the thieves used a ladder to get to a window, which they think they then smashed to get into the building.

Among the items taken were a bamboo libation cup valued at £8,000 and a blue and white porcelain figure of a goddess worth £4,500.

No-one from Stroud Auction Rooms Ltd was available to comment on the theft.

A Gloucestershire Police spokeswoman said the items stolen were mainly made from jade but also porcelain and wood.

She urged anyone with information about the theft, which happened some time between 20:00 BST on Tuesday and 08:15 on Wednesday, to contact police.

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