Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Another Scots lawyer arrested in da Vinci art theft

Another arrest in the theft of the £30m Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece Madonna with the Yarnwinder from Drumlanrig castle.

This time, another lawyer it seems !

BBC News reports :

Sixth da Vinci case man in court

A sixth man has appeared in court in connection with the theft of a £30m Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece from a castle in the south of Scotland.

David Boyce, 61, of Airdrie, appeared in private at Dumfries Sheriff Court on a petition charged with conspiracy to rob and extort money.

He made no plea or declaration and was allowed bail.

The Madonna with the Yarnwinder painting was taken from Drumlanrig Castle, north of Dumfries, in 2003.

Five other men have previously appeared in the court at Dumfries in connection with the theft of the painting.

They all faced similar charges to Mr Boyce.

The da Vinci artwork was stolen from the Dumfriesshire estate in August 2003.

It was recovered last year in Glasgow as part of a major police operation.

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