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Last Updated: Friday, 13 August, 2004, 09:43 GMT 10:43 UK
French queen's jewellery stolen
Locket that was taken
A crystal and enamel locket encrusted with diamonds was taken
Police are appealing for information after jewellery which once belonged to Marie Antoinette was stolen from a house in west London.

Among the items taken from the home in Notting Hill was a crystal and enamel locket encrusted with diamonds formerly owned by the French queen.

Its current owner says the jewellery is "priceless" and has been in their family for more than 200 years.

Police said a male youth has been charged in connection with the theft.

They are keen to hear from anyone with information about the items, which includes a pair of earrings and a laptop, that were taken during the night on 14 June.




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