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Lord Nelson items stolen from Norwich Castle Museum

Admiral Lord Nelson artefacts valued at £36,800 have been reported stolen from a Norfolk museum, just five days after another burglary was thwarted there.

Police said medals marking Nelson’s death and the Battle of the Nile were reported missing from Norwich Castle Museum on 25 February.

A gold mourning ring, worth £25,000, a box of medallions and a saucer from the admiral’s tea service were also taken. In the same week, staff stopped thieves trying to steal a rhino’s head.

Norfolk Police said an off-duty officer notified the museum of a potential theft of Nelson items during the afternoon of 25 February, when he found an insecure display cabinet.

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