A LAKE District common has been damaged beyond repair by people illegally plundering the land with metal detectors.
Little Asby Common, near Orton, is rich in archaeologcal heritage but this is being ‘permanently damaged’, according to charity, Friends of the Lake District.
“This is very sad and worrying,” said Jan Darrall, policy officer at the organisation.
“It has caused permanent irrevocable damage to our cultural heritage which others cannot now enjoy.
“We have never found anything of monetary value at the many historical sites on Little Asby, but the area has huge archaeological value.”