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Titanic violin sells for £900,000

19 October 2013 Last updated at 18:03 BST

The violin thought to have been played by the bandmaster of the Titanic as it sank in 1912 has been sold at auction for £900,000.

The instrument, which has taken seven years to verify as genuine, was reported to have been found at sea a week after the disaster, strapped to Wallace Hartley's body.

Duncan Kennedy reports.