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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Stolen Art Watch, 1 Day in Jail for Each Stolen Antique !!






Man jailed for possession of stolen Royal antiques

http://www.kentnews.co.uk/kent-news/Man-jailed-for-possession-of-stolen-Royal-antiques-newsinkent5823.aspx


A man has been jailed for handling stolen goods that once belonged to a relative of the Queen.

Tracey William Woods, 51 from Chislett Close in Sellindge near Ashford, was sentenced to six months behind bars after he was found in possession of more than 200 stolen antiques.

Some of the items were found to have once belonged to Lady Brabourne, daughter of the late Louis Mountbatten and cousin to the Queen.

It was discovered that many of the items were stolen during burglaries in 1998 and 2000 from her home in Mersham, near Ashford.

The antiques were seized after a search of Woods’ home was carried out in 2004.

Police then tried to find their owners, including placing them on a lost and stolen website organised by Greater Manchester Police and liaising with over 50 victims of crime who had reported similar items stolen both in Kent and Sussex.




Art Hostage comments:

Hang on a minute, stop right there !!


Are we to believe a man captured with 200, yes that's right, 200 stolen antiques, some taken from titled establishment figures, including relatives of the Queen, and all he receives is six months jail time ???????????????

That works out at less than One day for each stolen antique.

Also, this man was caught with these stolen Royal antiques in 2004, why has it taken so long to come to court

Either the criminal system has broken down, or.............. well you know the rest !!

The message from this sentence is one day in jail for each stolen antique, no wonder art theft is becoming the crime of choice !!

The incestuous nature of art crime means this is another case of joining the dots.

More to follow !!


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I AM FURIOUS THAT YOU WRITE SUCH RUBBISH ON YOUR SITE, IT WAS SIX POTS NOT 200 LIKE YOU SAY AND THEY WERE ALL BOUGHT IN GOOD FAITH FROM AN ANTIQUE FAIR. I SUGGEST YOU GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT BEFORE ACCUSING SOMEONE YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW, HE IS A GOOD MAN AND A GREAT FATHER TO MY FOUR CHILDREN, IF YOU WRITE ANYMORE RUBBISH I WILL SEEK LEGAL ADVICE.

Anonymous said...

Shall i take it this is kelly ??? was when on at chislett did the police take everything and ruin your lifes, did they make you loses your home???