Treasure hunters could damage ancient Sussex land

Started by gash, March 14, 2017, 03:50:32 pm

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Sussex Police joined partners last week at Cissbury Ring to highlight the impact of heritage crime and unlawful metal detecting at the site.

During this meeting officer showed partners its unmanned aerial vehicle technology and discussed its capabilities, further equipment used for fighting rural crime was brought along, including a thermal imaging camera and night vision equipment.

Daryl said: "The meeting was essential to show us standing united against heritage crime, it is crucial that we all work together and raise awareness of these crimes, education and prevention are key to safeguarding our heritage assets.

"Having the chance to reach out to the public as a shared voice on this issue is so important, to stop crime we all need to work together."

Last year the ancient hill-fort on the South Downs near Worthing was damaged, which suggested people were digging for items using metal detectors.

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