Two arrested after jewellery hoard found
THOUSANDS of pounds worth of jewellery, including part of the mayor's civic chains, has been recovered by police in Bridlington.
Officers believe the recovered horde of stolen items may have been stolen in a number of burglaries across Bridlington and North Yorkshire over the last year.
Detectives are now inviting those who may have been the victim of a burglary to view the haul at Bridlington Police Station and identify property that may have been taken.
Police believe to be gold links belonging to Bridlington's civic chains are among the items recovered and Mayor Councillor Michael Charlesworth has already viewed the links.
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Amongst the other items are a selection of fine jewellery, watches, earrings, a Pandora chain, costume jewellery, cuff links, rings and sentimental items.
Detective Sergeant Peach, from Bridlington CID, said: "I need anyone who may have been a subject to a burglary in or around the Bridlington area, where jewellery was taken, to call the police and arrange a viewing today or just turn up at Bridlington Police station.
"It has been known for a victim of a burglary not to notice anything missing until a significant time had passed and then notice something was missing.
"If you recognise any of the items or you believe you may have been a victim of a burglary, please contact me on 101."
If anyone wishes to attend a viewing of the recovered property, they can attend Bridlington Police Station on Ashville Street, Bridlington, up until 9pm tonight.
Mark Mattock, 38, of Richmond Street, Bridlington, appeared before Beverley Magistrates this morning charged with handling stolen goods. The case was adjourned.
A Flamborough, 26, woman was arrested on Thursday and is due to appear before Bridlington Magistrates tomorrow morning charged with handling stolen goods.