LATEST: Police have recovered a suitcase of Beatles memorabilia which was stolen from George Harrison's sister.

Photographs of George and LOU HARRISON and songsheets had been taken from the suitcase, but they were not of great value, says the late rocker's sister.

Lou had driven from her Benton, Illinois home to Little Rock, Arkansas, to donate her personal, signed copy of a 1964 Beatles album MEET THE BEATLES to Bill Clinton's presidential library. After dropping off the album, she found a window of her car smashed and her suitcase gone.

When police found the suitcase, the only item left inside was a personal telephone directory, says Lou.

The stolen photographs were all copies that she signs and sells for $5 (GBP2.70) a piece for charity. Her driver's license, Social Security card and credit cards have yet to be recovered.

06/10/2004 03:19