Stolen antiques hoard discovered in Shrewsbury

DCI Alan Edwards
Image caption An antique Indian sword was among the items found

A hoard of antiques believed to have been stolen from Shropshire homes has been found at a property in Shrewsbury.

A police search discovered items such as an Indian sword, a set of silver butter knives, and a suitcase full of 78 records.

Det Sgt Chris Hughes said the items could have been stolen from anywhere in Shropshire, but most likely from the Shrewsbury area in recent weeks.

A 19-year-old man was arrested on Thursday and later released on bail.

Mr Hughes, from the burglary unit at West Mercia Police, said: "Some of the items are quite valuable and I imagine would be of sentimental value. I am hoping the rightful owners will come forward."

Police are continuing to investigate the burglaries.

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