An ornamental sword with links to Sunderland has been found hidden at a North East university
During some recent refurbishment work at the Bruce building at Newcastle University, the sword was found hidden behind the back of a cupboard.
It is not known how long it had been there and both the university and police have tried to identify who the swords belongs to but have been unable to trace the owner.
The sword has Sunderland Volunteer Rifles on it and the name R. Peacock on the sheath.
Anyone who recognises the sword or who has any information as to who it might belong to is asked to email email@example.com