Bridlington mayor’s chains partly recovered by police in major jewellery discovery

A selection of the jewellery recovered by police
A selection of the jewellery recovered by police

A VAST amount of jewellery, including part of the mayor’s civic chains, has been recovered by police in Bridlington.

CID officers in the town recovered jewellery which they believe may have been stolen in a number of burglaries across Bridlington and North Yorkshire over the last year.

Detectives are now urging those who may have been the victim of a burglary to view the haul at Bridlington Police Station in a bid to return items they believe may have been stolen.

A 26-year-old Flamborough woman was arrested on Thursday December 6, which saw a complex investigation launched and a second person arrested, a 38-year-old Bridlington man, on Sunday December 9.

Further jewellery was recovered - including what police believe to be gold links belonging to Bridlington’s civic chains. The mayor has been updated.

Amongst the items recovered that police would like to return 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: “The woman, currently in police custody, is due to appear at court on Tuesday (December 11), and 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 is paramount any additional victims come forward before the alleged offender is summoned to court.

“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. A lot of the items recovered are of sentimental value and I really would like to return them to the rightful owners, and if applicable charge the offenders with the crime, before they appear at court.”

If any person wishes to attend a viewing of the recovered property, they can attend Bridlington Police Station on Ashville Street, Bridlington, between 9am and 9pm today.

If this is not possible the victim must contact DS Matthew Peach on 101 to arrange an immediate interview prior to the alleged offender appearing at court on Tuesday December 11.