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Nazi dagger is stolen from museum
Stolen Nazi dagger
The dagger was taken from a military display cabinet
Police are hunting raiders who stole a Nazi dagger from a Teesside museum.

The distinctive weapon was taken from the Preston Hall Museum in Eaglescliffe and is the latest in a series of thefts during the summer.

The value of the dagger, which features a handle with an eagle clasping a swastika, has not been revealed.

The dagger was taken from a display cabinet in the museum's military wing. Other thefts have included Victorian enamelled advertising signs.

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