The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and Dundee)

Masters returned to UK


Two stolen Old Master paintings, recovered after 20 years when their British owner became suspicious, have been returned to Italy.

The works, dating from the early 17th Century, were taken in separate raids in 1994 – one from former Italian Prime Minister Emilio Colombo and the other from an accountant.

Two decades later in December 2014, a Briton who owned the paintings and was storing them near London’s Hatton Garden, but had no connection to the jewellery thefts there, checked a register and found they were stolen.

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