Ex-West Ham footballer faces jail for trying to help flog £1.9million antique vase stolen from museum


A FOOTBALLER faces jail for trying to help flog a £1.9million antique vase stolen from a museum.

Ex-West Ham youth star Kaine Wright, 26, was snared in a cop sting with Leslie Nkhwa, 47, and David Lamming, 31.

PAKaine Wright was found guilty at Southwark Crown Court of conspiracy to sell a stolen Chinese Ming dynasty vase[/caption]

A court heard the 14th century Chinese vase was snatched in a raid at the Swiss Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient in 2019.

In 2020, Brit cops set a trap after gang members tried to get it valued.

Southwark crown court heard they agreed to sell the vase for £450,000.

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Nkhwa was arrested at London’s Marriott Hotel.

Wright, who drove him there, and Lamming were picked up later.

Wright, of Plumstead, and Nkhwa, of Charlton, South East London, were convicted of conspiracy.

Lamming, of Lewisham, admitted it.

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They are due for sentencing in October

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