Jug Theft: CCTV Released

17 May 2012, 09:54 | Updated: 17 May 2012, 12:27

Police investigating the theft of a valuable 600 year old metal jug from Luton's Stockwood Discovery Centre museum have released pictures of a man they want to trace.

The Wenlok Jug - worth hundreds of thousands of pounds - was stolen between 11pm and 11.25pm on Saturday 12 May 2012 when the jug was on display in a high security display cabinet.

It's a very rare example of metalwork that can be associated with royalty from the 1400s. The bronze jug (below) is 31.5cm in height, weighs 6.1kg and is decorated with coats of arms, badges and is inscribed with the words “MY LORD WENLOK”.

The officer in charge of this investigation, DC Tracy Hall, is keen to speak to anyone who has information about the whereabouts of the jug or anyone who can help identify the man shown in the attached CCTV pictures.

Wenlok Jug

Anyone with information or anyone who can help identify the man is asked to 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.

600 Year Old Jug Stolen