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Stansted: Medieval weapons including axes, swords and daggers, worth £6,000, stolen from Mountfitchet Castle

16:48 17 March 2014

Some of the weapons stolen from Mountfitchet Castle

Some of the weapons stolen from Mountfitchet Castle

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Thieves have stolen a trove of medieval weapons from Mountfitchet Castle in Essex.

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The gang targeted the castle in Stansted on Saturday evening. Despite high security they managed to break into the Armoury in the Grand Hall and stole a large number of weapons including razor sharp double-handed swords, daggers, axes, helmets and chainmail.

Footage of the burglars was recorded using night-vision secirity cameras and has been passed on to the police.

A spokesman for the castle said a substantial reward would be offered for any information which leads to the return of the items.

Essex Police said: “Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a burglary at Mountfitchet Castle on Lower Street.

“Thieves broke into the armoury between 7pm on Saturday, March 15 and 7am on Sunday and stole a number of historic weapons.

“Anyone with information is urged to contact the investigating officers at Saffron Waldon police station on 101.”

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