Car recovered in Oriental Museum break-in probe

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A THIRD car has been recovered by detectives investigating the break-in to Durham’s Oriental Museum.

 Police have already found a Renault Megane and an BMW 330 coupe they suspect were used by the gang behind the raid at the Elvet Hill building, where artefacts dating back to the Qing Dynasty were taken.

 Now they have recovered a blue Audi S3 as part of the inquiry in to the theft, which happened on Thursday, April 5.

 It, along with the other vehicles, was traced to the West Midlands area.

 It will be subjected to forensic analysis over the next few days to establish if it is the car police were looking for.

 The Dehua porcelain figurine and an ornate solid jade bowl and its carved, solid wood stand, are valued at more than £2million.

 They were recovered from a field in Brandon on the outskirts of the city on Friday.

 They had not sustained any damage and were still in excellent condition.

 Four men and one woman, all from the Walsall area, have been arrested, questioned and released on police bail in connection with the investigation.