Three men have been jailed for a total of 18 years for their involvement in the theft of Chinese artefacts from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
Robert Smith, 24, of Hockenden Lane,
Swanley, Kent, Steven Coughlan, 26, of Eleanor Street, Bow, east
London, and another 29-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal
reasons, were each sentenced to six years for conspiracy to burgle
at Cambridge Crown Court last Thursday (September 27).
They had pleaded guilty at an earlier
15-year-old boy from London who
pleaded guilty to burglary at a previous hearing was sentenced to a
four-month detention and training order.
• The 18 artefacts taken in the April 13 break-in have still not
been traced but a substantial reward has been offered for
information leading to the recovery.