Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Sundial stolen from Avington Park in Itchen Abbas

Antique sundial
Image caption The sundial was in the grounds of Avington Park

An antique sundial thought to be worth £100,000 has been stolen from a stately home in Hampshire.

The 250 year-old marble and brass piece was in the grounds of Avington Park in Itchen Abbas near Winchester.

Hampshire police said the theft had happened when the grounds were entered in the early hours of 9 August.

"It would have needed a number of people with a vehicle to steal it, as it is extremely heavy," said Det Con Steve Roman.

"The item is quite distinctive and it may be that someone has seen it for sale," he added.

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