Stolen artworks found in lorry

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The Independent Online

Spanish police have recovered artworks including pieces by Picasso, the Colombian artist Fernando Botero and the Spanish sculptor Eduardo Chillida that were stolen from a Madrid warehouse.

The art, found in a stolen lorry in an industrial area on Madrid's southern outskirts, had a total value of ¤5m (£4.2m). Police said the thieves had tried to sell one of Chillida's metal sculptures to a scrap dealer. The works were stolen three weeks ago by thieves who broke into the warehouse and stole a vehicle with the art inside.