Metal detectorists attempt to raid battlefield site where Richard III was killed

Started by gash, September 05, 2017, 12:56:24 pm

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Leicestershire Police report that the historic Bosworth Battlefield site has recently been disturbed by illegal metal detectorists hopeful they'll discover treasure. Police have recovered items left behind by the searchers at the site, which is near the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre in Sutton Cheney.

King Richard III was killed on the battlefield during the final significant clash of the War of the Roses but according to Heritage Development Manager at Leicestershire County Council, Richard Knox: "The battlefield site is a couple of miles from the heritage centre and we did significant work to reclaim objects from the site between 2005 and 2012.

"Our investigators walked the equivalent distance of a trip to Moscow. There will be a very small number of relics which come from different periods and are nothing to do with the battlefield.

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