Stolen haul of silver could be on the market

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STOLEN silverware could be offered for sale, police have warned.

It comes after a burglary at Squirrel Antiques, in The Hornet, Chichester, where a large quantity of silverware was stolen.

The haul included a pair of silver sugar serving tongs; a small filigree boat ornament; small trays; small fruit knives; antique photo frames; a set of salts in the shape of cockleshells; spoons including a caddy spoon with a 
cockleshell design; a silver-rimmed perfume bottle, an ornamental pair of scissors; and several silver-topped glass pots.

PC Amanda Gamlin, from Chichester police, said: ‘Police would like to hear from anyone who has had items of the type described offered to them for sale in the Chichester or Portsmouth area.’

The burglary happened on November 28. Details have just been revealed by police.

A 35-year-old man from Chichester was arrested in connection with the burglary and has been bailed until January 5 while inquiries continue.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.