Two men charged in connection with the theft of Guarnerius violin in Cricklewood

Rare instrument worth �500,000 was stolen in burglary last week

Two men have been charged in connection with the theft of a Guarnerius violin which was stolen in a Cricklewood burglary.

Dean Barton, 23, of Brassey Road, Kilburn, and John Powles, 24, from Belsize Park, are due to appear in Hendon Magistrates’ Court this morning (Saturday).

Barton is accused of two counts of handling stolen goods including the instrument which is worth �500,000.

Powles is charged with breaking into the Cricklewood property on August 17 from where the violin was stolen.

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