Article | Lanchester Roman fort targeted by thieves

Published by The Northern Echo, written by Gavin Havery, Thursday 25th October 2012

METAL detector enthusiasts armed with spades have been targeting a historic North-East site hunting for hidden treasures under the cover of darkness.

Almost 25 holes have been found in the grounds of the Roman fort of Longovicium, near Lanchester, County Durham, The land owner, Nick Greenwell, said damage to the site had been carried out in the last two weeks.

He said: “It is people using metal detectors coming in at night.

“It is an historic site and whatever that has been taken could be of great value.”

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