Italy's artful dodgers: Mafia's Van Gogh appreciation exposed
The Camorra crime organisation of Naples is not known for its understated good taste.
Police raids on members' homes have often revealed a preference for ostentatious, kitsch decoration - the more lavish and garish, the better.
So it is unlikely that the network acquired Van Gogh's sombre depictions of the Dutch landscape for display on the walls of their homes.
The police in Naples say that they found the two stolen artworks in the possession of one of the Camorra organisation's branches - the Amato-Pagano clan.
The police say they are one of the most dangerous clans in the region.
They... read more
- 15:12 Star Wars 8: REAL reason Kylo Ren went to the Dark Side revealed -...
- 15:12 What it’s like to find out you’ve got HIV while pregnant
- 15:12 Bullfighter grabs his testicles after being gored in his privates
- 15:11 Burglars steal valuable collection of model cars from elderly man
- 15:11 Working to tackle anti-social issues in Forest Hall
- 15:11 £10 shop theft from Worksop store put man at risk of prison
- 15:11 Wellingborough school alumni give inspirational talk to pupils
- 15:11 £300million IAMP development to create more than 5,000 jobs moves a...
- 15:11 What if I’ve murdered someone and buried them in the back garden?...
- 15:10 £10 shop theft from Worksop store put man at risk of prison
- 15:10 Wigan thief has jail term cut
- 15:09 'Lucky escape' for driver after car comes off road in North...
- 15:09 Road near Mansfield closed after car ends up on its side
- 15:09 Could pineapple plant be the answer to your snoring nightmare?
- 15:09 Everything you need to know about Christmas in Edinburgh
- 15:09 Preston woman tells of her struggle with depression and anxiety
- 15:09 'I'm not some saddo who doesn't have anything else' Mark McGhee on...
- 15:08 £10 shop theft from Worksop store put man at risk of prison
- 15:07 Birmingham architect named 'rising star'
- 15:07 John Michie shares treasured photo of late daughter Louella
- 15:07 Tributes paid to Royal British Legion stalwart locally and...
- 15:06 Mild conditions expected until Thursday
- 15:06 'The Reedley Wild Show'
- 15:06 Check out these two great hacks to get up to £40 in IKEA vouchers
- 15:06 Knife gang steal bikes from three boys near Birmingham youth centre
- 15:06 Birmingham City injury news: Latest on Gleeson and Gardner ahead of...
- 15:06 Tamworth FC: Andy Morrell's verdict on Darlington victory
- 15:06 Shopkeeper threatened and robbed in Shirley store hold-up
- 15:05 Melbourne woman originally from Zimbabwe says coup has been...
- 15:04 This is what you can do if you think your neighbours are smoking...