Stolen Harry Potter edition found in carrier bag
- 17 November 2010
- From the section Oxford
A limited first edition of a Harry Potter book stolen from an Oxfordshire art gallery has been found in Abingdon.
The rare copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, worth almost £6,000, was taken from the Creative Art Gallery in Woodstock on 30 October.
Police said the book was discovered in a plastic bag outside Boots, in Bury Street, on Monday.
A 36-year-old woman from Woodstock was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of theft and is being questioned.
Officers say they would still like to speak to a man seen on CCTV in the gallery.
Police said the book - one of between 300 and 500 copies published - was taken from under a display box while the assistant was occupied by a group of people.
The book's owner, Adrian Greenwood, a rare books dealer from Oxford, said: "I'm very happy to discover the book has been found and I want to wholeheartedly thank Thames Valley Police for all the work it has done, and is still doing, in connection with this investigation."