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Did I say Herefordshire or Hertfordshire?

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Story today in Daily Mail:

Four metal detectorists 'stole £3million haul of Anglo Saxon coins and jewellery after finding it in a field and tried to sell it on the black market'

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Four metal detectorists are on trial after failing to declare £3million in Anglo Saxon coins and jewellery they found in a field and allegedly selling it on the black market instead.

George Powell, 38, and Layton Davies, 51, found at least 300 coins, a gold ring, a bracelet, a ninth century silver ingot and a fifth century crystal ball pendant when they were out with their metal detectors in Hertfordshire in June 2015. 

They discovered the treasure underground near Eye Court Farm near Leominster.

The prosecution claim instead of declaring the haul, as the law requires, they conspired with Paul Wells, 60, and Simon Wicks, 57, to sell the goods for a profit. 

All four went on trial today accused of conspiring to conceal treasure at Worcester Crown Court. 

Article places Leominster in Hertfordshire - not surprised!

 

Edited by megilleland

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