TWO men wanted in connection with a break-in at a museum which led to artefacts worth more than £2million being stolen have been arrested.
Police in West Midlands last night took Lee Wildman, 35, and Adrian Stanton, 32, in to custody on behalf of detectives in Durham following the burglary at the Oriental Museum in the city on the night of Thursday, April 5.
Officers had appealed for help to track them down as part of their inquiries following a raid on the building in Elvet Hill, where a hole was smashed in its wall, and led to the theft of a jade bowl and porcelain figure which date back to the Qing Dynasty.
Those were later recovered from a field on the outskirts of Durham eight days later.
Wildman is due to appear before Peterlee Magistrates’ Court today after he was charged with conspiracy to commit burglary.
Stanton and two women, aged 27 and 19, who were arrested at the same time, remain in custody and are due to be interviewed later today.