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Four arrests made over theft of national treasure tiara from art gallery

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Four people have been arrested over the theft of a national treasure tiara from an art gallery in Nottingham.

Three men aged 46, 38 and 33 and a 30-year-old woman were held on suspicion of burglary following police raids in Carlton, Cinderhill and Bulwell.

A large scale search is ongoing to recover the Portland Tiara and brooch, which were taken from the Portland Collection Gallery on the Welbeck Estate in Worksop between 9.45pm and 10pm on November 20.

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Detective Inspector Gayle Hart said: This case has involved multiple lines of inquiry and were continuing to work hard on the case to secure justice for the victims.

The stolen property hasnt been recovered and we still want to hear from anyone who knows where the items might be.

Police believe a stolen silver Audi RS5 Quattro – registration KY61 USJ – was involved in the burglary.

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Ms Hart added: It was stolen from the Phoenix Park park and ride tram stop, Millennium Way East, Cinderhill, Nottingham, on Friday 2 November 2018.

Undated handout photo issued by Nottinghamshire Police of The Portland Tiara which was stolen by three raiders who used specialist diamond cutter tools from the Welbeck Estate on November 20. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 6, 2018. The brazen burglars broke into the Portland Collection Gallery and stole a diamond brooch from an armoured glass display as well. See PA story POLICE Tiara. Photo credit should read: Nottinghamshire Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

The Portland Tiara was stolen by three raiders who used specialist diamond cutter tools to break into the Welbeck Estate in November (Picture: PA)

Handout CCTV images dated 20/11/2018 issued by Nottinghamshire Police of three raiders who used specialist diamond cutter tools to steal The Portland Tiara from the Welbeck Estate. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 6, 2018. The brazen burglars broke into the Portland Collection Gallery and stole a diamond brooch from an armoured glass display as well as the precious item which had been seen by countless members of the public. See PA story POLICE Tiara. Photo credit should read: Nottinghamshire Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

The burglary happened on November 20 (Picture: PA)

It was found abandoned and burnt out in Cross Lane, Blidworth, about half an hour after the burglary.

Did you see this car in the area around the time of the burglary or have dashcam footage of it? Did you see anyone in the car?

Were keen to trace this vehicles movements before the burglary so encourage anyone who saw it or who has any information to get in touch with us as soon as possible.

Anyone with information can call police on 101, quoting incident number 856 of November 20, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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