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German Art Collector Wanted in the U.K. Arrested in Portugal

  • Angela Gulbenkian faces charges related to pumpkin sculpture
  • Police arrested Gulbenkian in Lisbon after she missed hearing
Angela Gulbenkian
Angela GulbenkianPhotographer: Bruno Simão

A German art collector who left the U.K. ahead of trial on theft charges was arrested in Portugal, police said.

Angela Gulbenkian, who’s facing two charges of theft including one relating to the $1.4 million sale of a pumpkin sculpture, was arrested Tuesday in Lisbon, Portugal’s prosecutor said. She is being held “in preventive detention” ahead of a extradition process.