Jonathan Poole sentenced to four years after admitting 26 offences against nine victims, involving works by artists from Rodin to John Lennon

An art dealer to the stars has been sentenced to four years in jail for stealing paintings and sculptures “in broad daylight” like the protagonist of the Hollywood film The Thomas Crown Affair.

Jonathan Poole, who specialised in selling artwork by famous musicians, stole work and cheated clients over three decades, Gloucester crown court was told.

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