Police unsure if it’s Sharon Osbourne’s ring in £1 million haul

This ring could be Sharon Osbourne's missing wedding ring.''pic from South Yorkshire police
This ring could be Sharon Osbourne's missing wedding ring.''pic from South Yorkshire police
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detectives are still trying to verify whether a diamond ring found during a police raid in South Yorkshire belongs to celebrity Sharon Osbourne.

The £200,000 gem was among a £1 million haul of jewellery found by police during a search of a house in Doncaster.

Police showed the collection on the BBC’s Crimewatch programme last week in a bid to find anyone with information on who they belong to.

Moments later Kelly Osbourne, daughter of former X Factor judge Sharon, posted a message on Twitter claiming one of the rings was her mum’s wedding band.

She said her 58-year-old mum, married to rock star Ozzy Osbourne, had been ‘in tears’ at news her ring may have been found.

Kelly, aged 26, claimed it was her mum’s Tiffany diamond ring and wrote ‘thank you Crimewatch - my mum is over the moon. That’s her wedding ring. She cried with joy because she can get it back’.

The Osbourne family home in Buckinghamshire was raided in November 2004 and jewellery worth over £1 million was stolen - including Sharon’s wedding ring, which was taken from her bedside table as she slept.

Former Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy was disturbed by the intruders and chased one of them before grappling with him as he tried to flee through a window at the couple’s £3 million mansion.

The multi-millionaire put the burglar in a headlock as he was dangling from the window, but the thief managed to wriggle free and dropped 30ft to the ground to escape being caught.

Graham Wragg, head of South Yorkshire Police’s economic crime unit, said his force has not yet been contacted by Sharon or any of her representatives.

“Nobody from Sharon’s camp has been in touch with us yet,” he said.

“We are waiting for Thames Valley Police to get photographs of what has been reported missing so that we can check against the jewellery we have found.”

The 10-carat ring was among a collection of rings, watches, bracelets, necklaces and earrings seized by police when they raided a property in Doncaster as part of a probe into acquisitive crime last August.

Police claim the owner of the house where the jewellery and £13,000 in cash was found has been unable to prove that he is the rightful owner.

The appeal for information on Crimewatch resulted in 56 calls on the night and more afterwards.