John Lennon's handrwritten score to 'Woman' found in Berlin

23 November 2017, 14:45

Stolen Lennon items

German police have tracked down over 100 items that were stolen from John Lennon's estate, including the singer's glasses.

Two pairs of glasses, a cigarette case, a tape recording of a Beatles concert and three diaries were among the belongings found this week.

The items have been put on display at Berlin police headquarters for the time being.

Also among the haul was handwritten lyrics of classic Lennon tracks, including the number one single 'Woman'.

Stolen Lennon items

A 58-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods, after they were taken from Lennon's widow Yoko Ono in 2006 in New York.

Martin Steltner, a spokesman for the Berlin prosecutor's office, said another suspect in Turkey "is unattainable for us at the present time".

The second suspect apparently worked for Ono as a chauffeur for a time. 

The items are expected to be returned to Lennon's estate, but this has yet to be officially confirmed.

Coupes Gallery John Lennon and Yoko Ono

These kind of Beatles memorabilia items usually fetch massive prices when sold at auction. In February, a leather jacket thought to have been worn by Lennon was sold for £10,400.

In September, an original score for 'Eleanor Rigby' signed by Paul McCartney was removed from an auction after claims it had been stolen. It was due to be sold for around £20,000.