Gosbecks Archaeological Park Colchester targeted for theft
Date of alert:
Monday, 1 May 2023
A METAL detectorist who tried to steal from a nationally significant Iron Age and Roman site in Colchester has sparked a warning.
Heritage bosses at Colchester Council have raised concerns about an incident of nighthawking at Gosbecks Archaeological Park in the south of the city.
Several holes were dug at the site off Maldon Road by someone using a metal detector believed to be trying to locate archaeological finds in the dark of night.
Historians believe Gosbecks was the primary focus for the Iron Age settlement, called Camulodunum, which grew up around the area of modern Colchester in the first century BC.