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Valuable violin stolen from hotel
Gagliano violin
Police issued a picture of the 3,500 Gagliano violin
A violin valued at 35,000 has been stolen from a hotel in Glasgow.

Police said the Gagliano violin belonged to a 26-year-old musician from Manchester who had played at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

It was stolen, along with a Duff violin bow valued at 2,500, from the Thistle Hotel between 2300 GMT on Wednesday and 0300 GMT on Thursday.

Det Con Diane Donald, from city centre police office, said the violin was stolen from a room on the 8th floor.

The musician had played a Christmas concert with the Mozart Festival Orchestra.

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