Musician announces stolen antique violin worth £250,000 has been returned

A stolen 310-year-old violin worth £250,000 is back with its owner after the "gentlemanly" thief arranged a cloak-and-dagger handover in a Waitrose vehicle park.

The Friday evening hand-off took place in a supermarket parking lot, with plain-clothes police on hand to supervise the exchange.

Even after it was done, he told the BBC: "I feel a bit battered and bruised". I maintain never had a colossal deal of sleep since it went missing.

The BBC reported that the actual person that had the violin apologised and acknowledged he had made a mistake.

The musician received a direct message on Twitter from someone telling him he recognised the man in the picture and meeting was set up with someone calling himself "Gene", which was not his real name.

Tweeting the news that the violin had been returned, Mr Morris wrote: "My violin is residence protected and sound!"

"It couldn't have ended in a happier way", the Sydenham resident said.

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A spokesperson for the British Transport Police said they would be taking no further action against the man because he had taken reasonable steps to contact the violin owner and had handed it back. I think it may be somebody I know - I'd like to be of help.

The instrument was crafted in 1709 by David Tecchler, one of the few ever created. "I know what or not it's want to go valuables on a practice".

In an operation co-ordinated by the musician's friend and extinct police officer, Mike Pannett, a crew of easy-garments officers had been placed on stand-by. Then, out of the darkness, he appeared and handed over the violin.

"He was very apologetic, he said he wanted to hand it to me in person".

The violin and bows had been intact and "in tune".

But Mr Morris announced on Twitter that the violin had been handed back with no damage at all.

Det Ch Insp Phil Briggs talked about the message from the commence had been "please return it".

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