'Tome Raider' jailed over rare book thefts in London





A man dubbed the "Tome Raider" after he stole rare books valued at £1m has been sent back to jail for taking 13 antique volumes from a London library.

William Jacques, 41, was found guilty of removing the works from the Lindley Library at the Royal Horticultural Society between 2004 and 2007.

Prosecutors told Southwark Crown Court he stole in a "systemic" manner.

Jacques was jailed for three-and-a-half years. He was previously jailed in 2002 for stealing 500 rare books worth £1m....


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