Cambridgeshire

Fitzwilliam Museum art theft haul worth 'up to £40m'

A jade vase and recumbent buffalo and horse
Image caption Items from various Chinese dynasties were taken

Chinese art stolen from the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge could be worth up to £40m, a court heard.

Patrick Kiely, 28, and a 15-year-old youth appeared before Cambridge Magistrates' Court charged with theft and conspiracy to commit burglary.

The court heard the 18 artefacts taken from the museum on 13 April had been valued at between £10m and £40m.

The pair, both from London, were remanded in custody to appear at Cambridge Crown Court on 11 May.

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