Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Kent man charged with illegal digging

A TRAIN driver has been the first person in Kent to be charged under a 29-year-old act.

Mark Staples, of Herbert Road, Swanley, is accused of illegally digging at Thurnham Castle and Lympne Castle in Kent.

The two charges have been brought under the 1979 Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act.

He is also accused of stealing a mosaic from Spoonley Wood Roman villa in Gloucestershire.

Staples, aged 38, is due to appear at Dartford Magistrates' Court on June 25.

Full story here.

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