Police take casts of the tool marks left behind
In an awesome move, two men who were caught using metal detectors on a protected archaeological site, and had "A large amount of Iron Age, Roman and medieval coins, metal artefacts and pottery" at their homes, have been properly taken to task for it.
They pleaded guilty and received two year suspended sentences, 150 hours of community service, a curfew, confiscation of metal detecting equipment, £750 compensation for damage caused to the scheduled monument, AND Anti-Social Behaviour Orders that restrict use of metal detecting equipment.
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