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Images of the stolen items where they were once displayed inside the Strängnäs cathedral. Credit: Jonas Ekströmer/TT
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Strängnäs Cathedral, the scene of the crime. Credit: Jonas Ekströmer / TT

Police find royal jewels stolen from Strängnäs cathedral

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Stockholm police said they found what are believed to be the priceless funeral regalia stolen earlier this summer on top of a rubbish bin in the northeast suburb of Åkersberga.

The royal regalia - two crowns and a royal orb dating back to the 17th century - was taken from the Strängnäs Cathedral in July 2018.

In a statement on Tuesday, police say it is "likely" that these are the missing items, and the ongoing trial against a 22-year-old man, suspected of the theft, has been put on hold to include the possible new evidence.

Radio Sweden spoke with Christofer Lundgren, the dean at the cathedral, who was at the trial on Tuesday, about his feelings after he heard the news. 

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