Stolen Harry Potter edition found in carrier bag

Police CCTV image of a man in the art gallery
Image caption Thames Valley Police would still like to speak to a man captured on CCTV

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."

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