Rare Stolen Celtic Shirt From National Football Museum Returned

Thursday, 5 March 2020
The rare Celtic football shirt stolen from the National Football Museum has been returned anonymously by post. The number 10 shirt, once worn by Bhoys legend Charlie Nicholas in the club's 1991/92 season, was loaned to the museum by its owner Paul Lamb.

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Rare Celtic Football Shirt Stolen From National Football Museum Returned By Post

"It is unbelievable," said Mr Lamb, who was told the Umbro shirt had arrived at the museum earlier. "I can only assume all the media coverage has spooked them and they returned it."

The Celtic fan from Glasgow said the shirt was a "key part" of his 125-strong collection.

The museum said in a statement: "We are pleased to report that a Celtic football shirt stolen from our third-floor gallery has now been recovered and returned to the museum.

"We take security of our collections extremely seriously. All our galleries are covered by extensive high-quality CCTV cameras.

"The item had been on loan to the museum as part of an exhibition of football shirts and the jersey can now be reunited with its owner."

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