Edinburgh man in court over £100k antiques theft

A MAN has appeared in court in connection with the alleged theft of antiques worth £100,000 from an Edinburgh auction house.

The man appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Picture: TSPL

Police launched an investigation after goods were taken from Shapes auction house in Bankhead Medway, in the west of Edinburgh, on December 7 last year.

Gordon McIntyre, 53, from Edinburgh, appeared on petition at the city’s Sheriff Court yesterday charged with theft by housebreaking.

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He made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody pending a further hearing, expected to be within eight days.

Police Scotland said inquiries were continuing to locate the missing antiques.

Detective Inspector John Kavanagh said: “Anyone who believes they have information that can assist with our investigation should contact police immediately.”