Wenlock jug guilty plea - Luton

11/02/2013

A man appeared at Luton Crown Court today, Monday, 11 February 2013, and admitted handling a 700-year-old bronze jug, which had been stolen from a museum in Luton.

The 14th Century Wenlock Jug, worth around £750,000 was stolen from the Stockwood Discovery Centre on Saturday, 12 May 2012.  The jug has an inscription on it of 'My Lord Wenlok' and is one of only three similar jugs in the UK.  It was recovered in Surrey after being featured on the BBC television programme Crimewatch.

Ronald Nash, 23, of Pitwood Green, Tadworth, Surrey, pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods, and being concerned in the supply of cocaine.

Judge Michael Kay QC adjourned sentencing until Friday, 15 March 2013.