Police put castle boss in frame for lost art works

Police are searching for a former manager of the Valtice castle in South Moravia on suspicions that he damaged 58 painting left in the castle’s care. The paintings were the works of 39 artists from six countries with their combined value estimated at 4.6 million crowns. The works had been left following an annual art show held every year at the castle. The manager initially called police to the castle after he told them the works had disappeared. They thought an organized gang had taken them but suspicion later switched to the manger himself after frames were found broken and partly burnt and the works missing.

Author: Chris Johnstone