Stolen museum artefacts recovered after heist

SUBMITTED PIC''From: Martin Wallwork [mailto:Martin.Wallwork@durham.pnn.police.uk] 'Sent: 11 April 2012 10:43''Subject: Qing Dynasty items stolen from Oriental Museum [NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED]'NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED'Images of the two items stolen from Durham's Oriental Museum last Thursday, 5th April.'Jade Bowl
SUBMITTED PIC''From: Martin Wallwork [mailto:Martin.Wallwork@durham.pnn.police.uk] 'Sent: 11 April 2012 10:43''Subject: Qing Dynasty items stolen from Oriental Museum [NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED]'NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED'Images of the two items stolen from Durham's Oriental Museum last Thursday, 5th April.'Jade Bowl
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MUSEUM artefacts worth £2million that were stolen in a daring heist have been recovered by police.

The jade bowl and figurine, which date back hundreds of years, were taken in a raid on Durham University’s Oriental Museum on April 5.

SUBMITTED PIC''From: Martin Wallwork [mailto:Martin.Wallwork@durham.pnn.police.uk] 'Sent: 11 April 2012 10:43''Subject: Qing Dynasty items stolen from Oriental Museum [NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED]'NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED'Images of the two items stolen from Durham's Oriental Museum last Thursday, 5th April.'Fairies image

SUBMITTED PIC''From: Martin Wallwork [mailto:Martin.Wallwork@durham.pnn.police.uk] 'Sent: 11 April 2012 10:43''Subject: Qing Dynasty items stolen from Oriental Museum [NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED]'NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED'Images of the two items stolen from Durham's Oriental Museum last Thursday, 5th April.'Fairies image

A police spokeswoman said that both of the pieces have now been found by officers.

Both the bowl and figurine date back to the Qing Dynasty, China’s last imperial dynasty.

Five people have been arrested so far, although two men are still being sought by detectives.

A spokeswoman for Durham Constabulary said: “Both artefacts have been recovered.”

No further details have yet been released about how officers found the artefacts.