Sussex

Five held over weapons found in Durrington pond

Weapons and jewellery Image copyright Sussex Police
Image caption More than 850 items were recovered by police from the pond in Durrington

Five people have been arrested after 850 items including handguns, a machete and knives were discovered in a pond.

The weapons were found by police after a dog jumped into the pond in Whitebeam Wood, Durrington, West Sussex and emerged with a jacket and cufflinks.

The haul, including necklaces, rings and brooches, has been linked to six burglaries in the county.

Four men, aged 26, 24, 20 and 18 and a 17-year-old boy have been arrested following the discovery of the items.

They were bailed until Thursday, Sussex Police said.

Det Con Emma Fields said: "We believe most of the items in the pond were stolen in the last 18 months or so before being dumped there..."

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