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Man held over theft of rare pink diamond

Australian police said yesterday they had arrested and X-rayed a man over the theft of a pink diamond worth more than A$200,000 (S$227,000).

They feared that he had swallowed the rare jewel.

The 29-year-old, reported by Australian media to be British tourist Matthew Osborne, was arrested as he attempted to board an international flight in Melbourne, AFP reported.

The stolen diamond is yet to be found and investigations are continuing, the police said.