Artyfacts, Booze Nicked from Posh Uni

[Blotter summary courtesy of Nick Mansfield Branded Fictions and Hand-Me-Down Press]

Break-in at purpose-built, Queen-opened Christ Church college netted burglars three high-value old pix described as “important cultural artefacts.”

It’s a fresh-dealt blow to Oxford college already reeling from mysterious disappearances of burgundy and Pouilly-Fuissé cases from its large fine-wine collection.

Staff-alerted Thames Valley Police immediately swarmed scene “in order to gather evidence.”

“Thorough”-termed investigation under way with stated goal to “bring those responsible to justice”; police presence increased; enquiries being carried out. Members of public called on to assist “in any way they can.”

College “extremely grateful” for quick-and-thorough police response.

(Jedidajah Otte, “Historic, high-value paintings stolen from Oxford college gallery,” theguardian.com, 3-15-20)

(c) 2020 JMN

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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