Be on the lookout for £20k of stolen wine
SOMERSET wine collectors and traders should be alert for 36 cases of rare quality wine worth £20,000 that were stolen from a house near Bath.
Burglars broke into a house in Corston overnight on August 29-30 and took the boxes from the wine cellar. They also stole a wallet containing some foreign currency and a credit card and cheque book.
The wine includes two rare Champagnes not available in this country and a vintage Bordeaux red.
Police say the thieves must have used a vehicle to transport the cases of wine, and are appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious that night to contact them.
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Wine collectors, people in the wine trade and outlets like restaurants, pubs and clubs should be on alert if they are offered wine for sale.
They should call police on 101 quoting crime reference number 86117/13.
Police are looking into the possibility that the burglary is linked to another theft of wine from Belmont Road in November last year, but that there is no evidence to suggest that the two are connected. Also, there is nothing to suggest that both properties were targeted because of their wine collections.