A stolen Italian violin worth around £200,000 has been recovered
by Hong Kong police. The Gaetano II Guadagnini of 1835-40 belongs
to the Chi-Mei Cultural Foundation in Taiwan. A Taiwanese-American
violinist had played the violin in a concert at the Hong Kong
Cultural Centre but fell asleep on the Star Ferry on the way back
to his hotel, and awoke to find the instrument missing. Police used
CCTV footage to identify the suspected thief, and later arrested a
man at his home, where the violin was found.