Police have released CCTV footage of two people suspected of being involved in a burglary at Ely Museum.

The museum was broken into between midnight and 2am on Tuesday morning (May 7).

The East Cambridgeshire gold torc and a gold bracelet, both dating from the Bronze Age, were taken.

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DI Kiri Mazur said: “We have released this CCTV, not in the hope someone will recognise the figures, but to try to jog memories and encourage anyone with information to come forward.

“We are focused on identifying the offenders, tracing the items, and returning them to their rightful place and are working closely with staff at Ely Museum to follow all lines of inquiry.

“I am very keen to hear from anyone who may be able to provide information or saw two people on e-scooters in the vicinity of the museum, car park and pedestrian walkways at the back of the museum, the council offices and the Grange Car Park, between 12am and 2am on Tuesday.”

Anyone who has any information is urged to contact police via our web chat service, quoting Operation Lacunar, or call us on 101 if you do not have internet access, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Elie Hughes, curator at Ely Museum, said earlier this week: “We are devastated by the loss to the museum and to the local heritage of the region.

“It is a huge blow after the incredible support from the community in acquiring the torc in 2017.

“As a culturally significant object, it cannot be replaced. Our priority now is working with the police to locate the stolen objects.”

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