Shropshire

Art and antique photos released after stately home theft

Stolen painting and antiques
Image caption Champagne and other fine wines were also taken

Pictures of artwork and antiques stolen from a stately home in Shropshire have been released by the police.

Paintings, antique furniture and more than 100 bottles of wine were taken in the burglary.

The police said they were not releasing the address where they were taken from for "security reasons".

Det Con Dave Bettison said: "I am appealing for information from fine art galleries and others who may be approached and offered these items."

The stolen items include a signed watercolour by Albert Neuhuys and a 19in (48cm) tall mantle clock.

The police said the exact value of the stolen property may run into "many thousands of pounds".

The break-in occurred sometime during the night of 3 October.

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