Welcome to Treasurehunting.tv
*Metal Detecting News*
*Treasure Hunting News*
This website is brought to you by a team of very passionate historians and metal detectorists. We are not part of the grab it and run brigade.
History is extremely important to us and recording finds and working alongside archaeologists is of utmost importance.
Sunday, 17 March 2013
Vandalism shock at Whitby Abbey
Police are investigating after graffiti was scrawled over stone walls at Whitby Abbey and parts of the grounds dug up by opportunist metal detectors.
Staff doing a daily patrol of the grounds found the damage.
The name Jacob was written with what appears to be a wax crayon on a wall while the opening times and other sections of stone work were scribbled on.
There are also five separate sites of earth which appear to have been disturbed with spade marks clearly visible in the ground.
Staff at the abbey said they had not heard of metal detecting taking place in the grounds before and while signs could be replaced, the damage within the grounds was far more serious.
Posted by blogster at 09:54