London’s Proposal to End Art Crimes Unit Greeted with Fierce Criticism

September 7th, 2017

Richard Ellis speaking at the Art Business Conference, via Art NewspaperGovernment proposals to close London’s art and antiques crime squad are being met with harsh criticism, the Art Newspaper reports. “We are right to fear it will face closure,” says Richard Ellis, former head of the Metropolitan police’s art and antiques crime unit, noting “too many temporary postings becoming permanent” after similar proposed budget cuts.

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