Posted: Mon 9th Apr 2018

Police looking to trace owner of recovered books & pearls including a 100 year old copy of Alice in Wonderland

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Apr 9th, 2018

Officers from North Wales Police are trying to trace the owner of some old books and pearls they recovered as part of an on-going investigation in Anglesey.

Police believe the hoard has been stolen “from anywhere between Merseyside and North Wales” and are seeking the public’s help to identify their rightful owners. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

During the search of a property on March 9th officers seized a brown suitcase containing a number of books over 100 years old including the Bible and Alice in Wonderland. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Some bear personal inscriptions dated between 1892 and 1894. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Investigating officer DC Jade Bennett at Caernarfon CID said ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“During a search warrant in Holyhead an old brown suitcase was seized containing a number of books and a pearl necklace which we strongly believe to be stolen. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Our enquiries have so far failed to identify their rightful owners but we believe them to have been stolen from anywhere between Merseyside and North Wales. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“A number of the books have inscriptions to a ‘M.E. Taylor or Mary Elizabeth Taylor’ from what looks like E. Sawyer in 1892 and 1894. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Other books bear the name David Cooke 1889, police have also recovered a ‘cultured’ pearl necklace contained within a case marked Seibido.Co – Ikutasuji Kobe. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

If you recognise these items or think you may know the owners contact Caernarfon CID on 101 ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

If you can assist this investigation please contact North Wales Police control room direct via web live chat north-wales.police.uk/contact/chat-support.aspx ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Alternatively phone 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and quote RC18028374.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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