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Greenwich man charged over violin theft on train between Barnehurst and Dartford

PUBLISHED: 13:24 08 June 2017

This violin was stolen on a Kent train last week

This violin was stolen on a Kent train last week

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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.

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