Treasure hunt launched after Roman and medieval jewellery taken from train

20 November 2019, 14:51

The treasure was taken on a train between Durham and Edinburgh
The treasure was taken on a train between Durham and Edinburgh. Picture: British Transport Police

By Megan White

Police have launched a treasure hunt after Roman and medieval jewellery was taken from a train between Durham and Edinburgh.

The items, a ring valued at £500 and a brooch valued at £1,000, were left on the train when the victim disembarked at Durham station.

It’s understood the items were removed from the service somewhere between there and Edinburgh Waverley on Friday 4 October.

The items were not handed into lost property and are presumed stolen.

The ring is believed to date from the mid to post-medieval period.

The brooch is believed to date from the late Roman period.

Anyone who knows any information to help locate the items is asked to contact BTP by texting 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40. In both cases, quote reference number 1900086888.

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