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Police hunt Lennon art collectors
THE rightful owners of 32 drawings by John Lennon are being sought after the works were found in a probe into a crooked art dealer.
The prints of people and animals – worth £800 to £1000 each – were bought in good faith by a gallery in Cumbria but were feared to originate from Jonathan Poole, jailed for four years for a series of dodgy deals.
Poole, 69, of Poulton, Gloucestershire, fleeced nine victims over 27 years and admitted 26 charges at Gloucester Crown Court.
None of the 32 Lennon pieces are linked to Poole’s charges but police fear he may be behind their sale.
A police spokesman said: “We are appealing for the owners to come forward so we can reunite them with their art as we believe they were sold on without their knowledge.”