The London violinist Krysia Osostowicz, who got her precious violin back within a day after it was stolen, has posted a note of thanks to all who helped in the search:
for those of you who haven’t already heard, I’m thrilled to report that my violin has been recovered! A woman took it in to sell at Cash Converters in Streatham, where the wonderful manager recognised it from my description and called the police. Now my fiddle is still being held at Brixton Police station as an item of evidence; I really hope to get it back today.
I want to thank you so much for all your kind messages over the past couple of days; it’s been amazing and touching to get so much moral support. Please share this message, and thank you!
It appears Krysia dropped off ‘missing’ leaflets at local secondhand shops and an alert assistant in Streatham High Road recognised the violin case from her description, phoning her when the ‘seller’ was unable to unlock it.
A woman, 36, is being held in custody on suspicion of handling stolen goods.