I think Brian said that it "dissapeared", more than being stolen per se. Fred could have given it to somebody... he wouldn`t ask for Brian`s permisson anyway. When Fred died they didn`t find it but it doesn`t mean it got stolen. Perhaps it`s in Mary`s closet or something.
John hated Hot Space. Fred's favourite singer was not Paul Rodgers. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Wales is not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.