British Transport Police have released
CCTV images of a man who took a violin from the luggage rack of
a London train at around 8am on 8 February. The instrument, which
belongs to Brodowski Quartet violinist Catrin Win Morgan, is a
Stradivari copy by Montpellier maker Frédéric Chaudière. Worth
around £25,000, the violin was in a small black Gewa case, together
with a gold-mounted Tim Baker bow, which has an octagonal
According to a British Transport Police spokesperson, Win Morgan got off the Waterloo-to-Windsor & Eton Riverside train at Putney with her other luggage before realising she had left the violin in the overhead rack. The train left before she could retrieve it. CCTV shows a man taking the violin from the rack and leaving the train with it at Whitton station in Hounslow.
Anyone with any information as to the violin's whereabouts is asked to call 020 7752 4293, quoting crime reference number H01/009120/2012.