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The animal groups, valued at £14,000, were taken from the NEC in August, and were seen on the internet auction site after police distributed pictures of them.

However, only four of the items have been recovered. The items in question belonged to Barbara Gair of Castle Antiques and full information on the stolen and recovered objects can be found at www.castle-antiques.com.

Two men, aged 33 and 35, and a woman, aged 33, have been bailed on suspicion of handling stolen goods. Anyone with information is asked to call Solihull CID on 0845 113 5000.