Four arrested and bailed in connection with Portland Tiara theft

The tiara is considered one of the world's finest.

Three men and a woman have been arrested and bailed in connection with the theft of a tiara and diamond brooch from an art gallery in Nottinghamshire.

The men, aged 46, 38 and 33 and woman, aged 30, were arrested on suspicion of burglary after police raided addresses in Carlton, Cinderhill and Bulwell on Friday (December 7).

All were questioned and have now been released on conditional bail until January 5 2019.

The arrests followed the theft of the Portland Tiara and a diamond brooch from The Portland Collection Gallery on The Welbeck Estate, north of Mansfield, between 9.45pm and 10pm on Tuesday, November 20.

A team of thieves broke into the gallery and made off with the jewels before security or police officers could get to them.

A Notts Police spokesman said: “The stolen property hasn’t been recovered and we still want to hear from anyone who knows where the items might be. We also want to hear from anyone who has any information about a silver Audi RS5 Quattro, registration number KY61 USJ, which we believe was involved in the burglary.”

The car was stolen from the Phoenix Park and Ride tram stop, Millennium Way East, Cinderhill, Nottingham, on Friday, November 2. It was found abandoned and burnt out in Cross Lane, Blidworth, about half an hour after the burglary.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Notts Police on 101, quoting incident number 856 of November 20, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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