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Last Updated: Thursday, 23 February 2006, 21:43 GMT
Forged Picassos seized in search
Police have seized paintings and drawings they believe were forgeries intended to be passed off as Picassos in a search at a house in Kent.

Officers seized 10 "Picassos", a number of fake MOT certificates and a computer at the house in Leysdown, Isle of Sheppey on Wednesday night.

The search was carried out at the home of a 39-year-old man arrested following a stop check on a car in Minster.

The man was initially arrested on suspicion of possessing cocaine.

'Unusual find'

"At this stage we believe the paintings may have been intended for sale," said Det Con Mike Brown.

"I will be working closely with my colleagues in the fraud squad to ensure that every line of enquiry is investigated.

"This is certainly an unusual find."

The man was also arrested on suspicion of possessing a false instrument for forgery and is being held in police custody.

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