CHINESE works of art worth millions of pounds have been stolen from the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.

A group of people were involved in a break-in at the museum in Trumpington Street. The 18 items stolen are mostly jade and part of the museum’s permanent collection. Forensic examinations have been carried out at the scene and CCTV footage is being examined. Patrols have also been stepped up in the area of the museum since the burglary. Detective Chief Superintendent Karen Daber, who is leading the investigation, said: “The items stolen are very valuable and are of great cultural significance so we are absolutely committed to recovering them and bringing those who stole them to justice.–ITV