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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Police hunt 'nighthawkers' after dig site raid

Illegal metal detecting may mean that the full story of the Roman occupation of the Marton site may never be known.

Police are investigating after illicit 'nighthawkers' gained access to the dig on Saturday, September 22.

"There were definitely nighthawkers digging without permission and they made quite a mess, with holes all over the place," said Lincolnshire County Council's historic environment officer Sarah Grundy.

"It's a great shame because genuine metal detecting enthusiasts have already been very helpful during walks over the site with landowners' permission.

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