Man accused of Magna Carta theft bid 'caught on CCTV' 28 January 2020 'Would-be-thief doubted' Magna Carta authenticity . Expand. The Magna Carta, signed by King John in 1215, is a historic human rights treaty and is the best preserved of only four surviving original examples in the world - … Royden denies a charge of attempted theft and a second count of criminal damage to the security case costing £14,466.

Man, 46, who 'tried to steal £20million Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral' is charged with attempted theft and criminal damage. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The Magna Carta, an English historical writ that enshrined the principles of the rule of law, was issued by King John of England in 1215.

Hammer holes in the glass case that housed the Magna Carta, at Salisbury Cathedral after a 45-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of its attempted theft, in Salisbury, England, Friday Oct. 26, 2018. … Man arrested for attempted theft of Magna Carta. Mark Royden denies charges of attempted theft and criminal damage. Salisbury (England): A man was arrested on Friday after he tried to steal an original copy of the Magna Carta, the UK’s oldest charter of civil rights signed in 1215, from Salisbury Cathedral, the police said.
The damage done to the case holding the copy of Magna Carta at Salisbury Cathedral. The Theft of Magna Carta book.

Mark Royden, 46, was convicted on January 30 of attempted theft and criminal damage after he tried to steal the Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral on October 25, 2018, according to the Crown Prosecution Service ( CPS ). CPS said Royden, who wore safety glasses and yellow work gloves and had a “hammer concealed in his trousers,” caused £14,000 worth of damage when he tried and … Magna Carta ‘theft bid’ accused questioned document’s authenticity, court told. (PA) Mr Welling said Royden had planned the attempted theft, having scoped out … Close. Related Internet links.

27 January 2020. Hammer holes in the glass case that housed the Magna Carta after a failed theft attempt.
Salisbury Cathedral’s copy of the Magna Carta (Salisbury Cathedral/PA) Mr Welling added that Royden was recorded adjusting a CCTV camera in bid to prevent the incident from being captured.

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