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Thames Valley Police Rural Taskforce arrest suspected nighthawker in East Garston

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Thames Valley Police Rural Taskforce arrest suspected nighthawker in East Garston

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Friday, 4 February 2022

Thames Valley Police

Members of Thames Valley Police’s Rural Crime Taskforce worked alongside the Hungerford and Downlands Neighbourhood Policing Team (NHPT) into the early hours in their pursuit of potential criminal behaviour.

The suspect was arrested for a vehicle and cannabis offence and a vehicle and metal detecting equipment were seized.

Nighthawking refers to the theft of archaeological artefacts from private land while under the cover of darkness, usually with the aid of a commercial metal detector.

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