Lincolnshire

Arrest over metal detector crime in Lincolnshire

A 39-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the theft of artefacts in Lincolnshire.

The man was arrested as part of Operation Totem - an investigation into heritage crime - following a raid on a property in Rotherham.

The operation aims to stop metal detectorists who operate illegally, in a practice called nighthawking.

Lincolnshire Police said the man was interviewed by detectives and released on bail pending further inquiries.

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