A thief tried to steal a £20 million copy of the Magna Carta by Ray Molin-Wilkinson (6 images)

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A daring thief tried to steal a £20 million copy of the Magna Carta by smashing his way into a case holding the historic document, it was revealed today.

Police officers descended on Salisbury Cathedral, Wilts, after a visitor used a hammer to batter a glass case containing the human rights treaty which was signed by King John in 1215.

Alarms went off as the man shattered the cabinet housing the best-preserved of only four surviving original copies of the...
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