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The Goya Film Awards ceremony in Madrid (Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

The Goya Film Awards ceremony in Madrid (Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

The Goya Film Awards ceremony in Madrid (Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Jewellery worth some 30,000 euro (£25,500) missing since a Spanish film awards ceremony has been returned after a man surrendered to police.

A lighting contractor turned himself in and returned the items, which went missing last weekend from a Madrid hotel hosting the Spanish Film Academy's Goya Awards.

The 50 year-old Spaniard arrived on Thursday night at a police station accompanied by an organiser of the awards, city police said.

He did not have a previous criminal record and is being questioned, police said.

Spanish media reported that a ring, some earrings and cufflinks had been stored in a hotel room used by the awards.

The February 4 event was televised and is the country's equivalent of the Oscars in the US.

All jewellery has been returned, police said.

AP

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