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Rare Celtic shirt stolen from football museum is returned

The near 30-year-old Celtic away shirt was taken from the National Football Museum in Manchester.

Rare Celtic shirt stolen from football museum is returned
Stolen: Rare away shirt has been returned.

A rare Celtic shirt stolen from the National Football Musuem has been recovered.

Police had issued a photograph of a man they wanted to speak to in connection with the theft from the Manchester city centre museum on Saturday February 1.

The green Umbro away jersey, with a jagged white stripe, was only worn in the 1991/92 Scottish Premier Division season and last year appeared in a list of the top 20 worst ever football strips.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the museum said: “We are pleased to report that a Celtic football shirt stolen from our third-floor gallery has now been recovered and returned to the museum.

“We take security of our collections extremely seriously. All our galleries are covered by extensive high-quality CCTV cameras.

“The item had been on loan to the museum as part of an exhibition of football shirts and the jersey can now be reunited with its owner.”

Shirt owner Paul Lamb tweeted: “Absolutely buzzing!!! Thank you so much to everyone for their support over the last month.

“I never thought I’d get to see this again. All your sharing of posts and media links has paid off.”

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