Four held over Portland Tiara theft
FOUR people have been arrested in connection with the theft of a diamond tiara from a country estate.
The Portland Tiara, part of a jewellery collection at the Welbeck Estate, was worn by the Duchess of Portland to Edward VII’s coronation in 1902.
The tiara, worth ‘at least six figures’ was taken with a diamond brooch on 20 November.
Three men, 46, 38 and 33, and a 30-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of burglary, following police raids in Carlton, Cinderhill and Bulwell.
Nottinghamshire Police said all four remain in custody and enquiries are ongoing. The stolen items have not been recovered. The force previously released CCTV showing a trio of raiders using power tools to break into the glass case where the tiara was housed. It also appealed for information about a silver Audi RS5 Quattro, registration KY61 USJ, burnt out in Blidworth.