The police as a rule have no idea where they stand in relation to scheduled
sites. I remember being told a story about the wreck of the Amsterdam in
Hastings Sussex, where the localpolice were called after people started to
damage the remains. The person on the end of the phone saying " And what
exactky can we do about that" Whilst I agree in todays age they are a
littlemore clued up civillian operators of the 999 calls may not be and as
such we really need to be investigating ways to educate these people. Maybe
this is something for EH to look at and pass on to government
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nigel Swift" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2006 12:04 PM
Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] Metal detecting on scheduled monuments
> In a message dated 01/06/2006 11:45:28 GMT Standard Time,
> [log in to unmask] writes:
> I bet the real problem is nobody in the local police station knows where
> scheduled sites are and where they begin and end.
> I lack your charitable view I'm afraid. A phone message that contained key
> words like "vandals", "thieves" and "right now" would normally prompt the
> diversion of a squad car surely? I suspect there is more to the story.
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