Full Sutton murder police in appeal over coins
9:20am Thursday 28th March 2013 in East Yorkshire news
POLICE investigating the murder of a York antiques dealer and businessman have appealed for information about items which could have been stolen from him.
Peter Battle, 56, a well-known figure in local auction houses and a prolific user of the online auction site eBay, was found dead at his home, Whisker Cottage, in Full Sutton, on February 7.
Items which may have been stolen from his home are described as official ECU coins and are displayed in a presentation box. The coins also have a certificate of authentication.
Det Chief Insp Alistair McFarlane said part of their investigation centred on items which may have been stolen from Mr Battle’s home.
He said: “To establish if these coins were ever the property of Peter Battle, we are keen to trace anyone who may have sold similar coins to him or can identify the coins in the pictures as being the ones they sold to Mr Battle.”
To help, phone Humberside Police on 01377 208989.
Graham Richardson, 26, of Riverside View, Norton, has been charged with the murder of Mr Battle between December 29, 2012, and January 1.
He is also charged with one count of theft of coins of a value unknown at the same address between December 29, 2012, and January 28.