Friday, 9 July 2010

O villain, thou hast stol'n both mine office and my name...

The man accused of stealing a copy of Shakespeare's First Folio, has been cleared. Eccentric antiques books dealer Raymond Scott, had been charged with taking a copy of the 1623 work from Durham University in 1998, before delivering it to Washington's Folger Library a decade later. He has, however, been convicted of handling stolen goods and removing stolen property from the UK. Following a psychiatric report, it is expected that Scott will face a 'substantial custodial sentence'.

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