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300-yr-old stolen £1.2m violin found

A 300-year-old Stradivarius violin worth 1.2 million pounds that was stolen more than two years ago from a world renowned musician, sparking an international hunt, has finally been recovered. The instrument was recovered from a property in the Midlands last week, UK police said.

The rare violin was intact with some very minor damage, they said.It was stolen from internationally renowned violinist Min-Jin Kym in 2010 when she was in a sandwich shop near Euston Station in north London, BBC News reported. The 35-year-old violinist said she has ‘an incredible feeling of elation’ after her stolen instrument was recovered.

‘I still can’t believe it. Every moment of the day, the loss of the instrument, the feeling of responsibility, was there. This had been the instrument I had been playing since I was a teenager so it was a huge part of my identity for many years. Obviously it was devastating,’ said Kym.
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