Wenlok Jug returned to museum after theft

Det Insp Martin Peters handing back the Wenlock Jug to Karen Perkins Police returned the Wenlok Jug to Director of Museums Karen Perkins shortly after it was recovered

Related Stories

A 14th Century jug has been returned to a Luton museum after it was stolen.

The Wenlok jug, worth £750,000, was taken from Stockwood Discovery centre in May.

It was recovered by Bedfordshire Police in the early hours of 24 September at a property in Tadworth, Surrey. Two people were arrested.

Director of Musems Karen Perkins said any damage to the jug was being assessed and security improved before it went back on display.

She said: "The theft has made us look really into our security systems and we need to make sure we have upped our game and improved our security but our ambition is to get it back on display as soon as we can."

One of those arrested has been charged with handling stolen property and the other has been released on bail.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Beds, Herts & Bucks

Weather

Luton

Min. Night 11 °C

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.