Police Keen To Trace Butts Brow Metal Detectorists

Friday 2nd December 2016

eastbourne buzz news - Butts Brow Nighthawking

Police investigating ‘nighthawking’ in Willingdon, have released photos of two men they want to talk two.

Illicit metal detecting was reported at Butts Brow on Sunday 6 November, near to the memorial for a B24 Liberator bomber crew whose aircraft crashed there during the Second World War.

PCSO Daryl Holter, a heritage crime officer with Sussex Police, said earlier publicity about the incident had brought positive information from the public.

He added, "We would now like to follow up on this information and we're keen to trace the two men seen with metal detectors in the images shown.

"If you know who they are, or if you recognise yourself, please get in touch so that we can discuss the matter."

Illicit use of metal detectors can lead to permanent loss of important historical information or artefacts, and damage land which may be protected.

To contact us concerning this incident, please email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting serial 0720 of 21/11.

Alternatively, you can get in touch with the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Photo courtesy: Sussex Police

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