Wenlok Jug: TV Appeal
1 June 2012, 10:46
Police trying to track down a valuable 600 year old jug stolen from a museum in Luton have made an appeal on the TV programme Crimewatch.
The theft of the Wenlok Jug was featured on the programme on Thursday 31 May 2012. The jug - worth hundreds of thousands of pounds - was taken from a high security cabinet at Luton's Stockwood Discovery Centre on Saturday 12 May.
A £25,000 reward's been put up for information that helps trace the Wenlok Jug, which is a very rare example of metalwork that can be associated with royalty from the 1400s.
The jug's made of bronze, is 31.5cm tall, weighs 6.1kg and it's decorated with coats of arms, badges, and inscribed with the words 'My Lord Wenlok'.
Bedfordshire Police have a CCTV image from the Stockwood Discovery Centre, (below) which shows a man they want to speak to about the theft.
Anyone with information about the identity of the man or the whereabouts of the jug can contact Bedfordshire Police, in confidence, on the non-emergency number 101, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.