Councillors put up £5,000 reward for return of Marlborough's mayoral chain (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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Councillors put up £5,000 reward for return of Marlborough's mayoral chain
A £5,000 reward is being offered by Marlborough councillors Stewart and Marian Dobson for the safe return of the mayoral chains stolen from the town hall.
The chains are worth an estimated £130,000 and were taken from the town hall between 7.30pm on Sunday and 8am yesterday.
The couple announced today that they would be offering £5,000 of their own money as an incentive for the safe return of the historic 18 carat gold chains, which date back to 1911.
Coun Marian Hannaford-Dobson, who is due to be mayor next year, said: “We’ve discussed it today and we’ve decided we have to try and do something to get the chains back because they are so important to us.
“They are so beautiful, they are the nicest mayoral chains in Wiltshire, so we have to at least try and get them back."
Coun Stewart Dobson, who has been mayor twice, added: “The chains really are priceless; they are an important part of the town’s history.”
Anyone with information should contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.
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