Greenwich man charged over violin theft on train between Barnehurst and Dartford
PUBLISHED: 13:24 08 June 2017
Sam John McCarthy, 33, of Commonwealth Way, is due to appear before Highbury Magistrates Court on June 26
A Greenwich man has been charged with theft by finding after being accused of stealing a high value violin on a Kent train.
British Transport Police last week launched an investigation after the 100-year-old instrument was reported stolen on a service between Barnehurst and Dartford.
The violin was swiftly returned to its owner just hours after a public appeal was made.
Officers charged Sam John McCarthy, 33, of Commonwealth Way on Thursday, and he is due to appear before Highbury Magistrates Court on June 26.