Museum theft charges

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A SECOND man has been charged over the £2million break-in at Durham’s Oriental Museum.

Thieves smashed into the Elvet Hill building on April 5 and snatched a Qing Dynasty bowl and porcelain ornament.

They were found eight days later in a field in Brandon.

Justin Oliver Clarke, 31, from Walsall, has been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary.

This week Lee Wildman, 35, also from Walsall, appeared before Peterlee magistrates on the same charge.

No pleas were entered and an application for bail was turned down by District Judge Kristina Harrison.

In total, 10 people in total have been arrested during the investigation.

Three are in custody being questioned. Four are on police bail.

A 27-year-old man was released with no further action.