Guns and sword found in Middle Level Drain on Norfolk fenland

Weapons haul
Image caption Three of the recovered firearms were loaded

Police divers have recovered a haul of weapons including guns and a sword during the search of a Norfolk river.

They were discovered after reports that a shotgun had been thrown into the Middle Level Drain at Terrington St John.

The weapons included two loaded rifles, a loaded semi-automatic shotgun and a double-barrelled shotgun.

Officers are now investigating to see if they can be linked to any historical crimes.

A reproduction short sword, similar to those used by Viking and Saxon battle re-enactors, and more than 300 12-bore shotgun cartridges were also found.

Lincolnshire diving squad was called in for the operation on Tuesday.

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