Huge reward on offer for information about £700,000 Goodwood robbery

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A SUBSTANTIAL reward is being offered for information leading to the recovery of heirlooms stolen in a robbery.

A large amount of jewellery, including historic heirlooms worth more than £700,000, were taken during the break-in at Goodwood House, near Chichester, at about 4.30am on January 13.

Lord and Lady March were assaulted and tied up during the robbery.

Detective Inspector Till Sanderson, from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, who is leading the investigation, said: ‘Much of this treasured property is irreplaceable and my team, working closely with Lord and Lady March and the Goodwood Estate, is making every effort to trace it and identify those responsible.

‘We have made a nationwide appeal to those with specialist knowledge, the Metropolitan Police arts and antiques team and all police forces, as well as dealers, pawnbrokers, auction houses and Interpol, amongst others.’

A 26-year-old man from Hampshire has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and bailed until February while investigations continue. Call 101.