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Fossils stolen Stanton Harcourt

Police are appealing for information after a valuable collection of fossils were stolen from an address in the Stanton Harcourt near Witney.

Between 21 October 2006 and 1 February 2007 thieves forced their way into the property and stole the collection, worth around 15,000.

PC Claire Sadler, of Witney police station, said: "The stolen fossils are 200,000 years old and include a mammoth tusk and teeth, bison limb bones and reindeer antlers. The mammoth tusk is curved and over six feet long.

"These are incredibly rare fossils and I would urge anyone who has been offered these items for sale to contact me immediately."

PC Sadler can be contacted at Witney police station via the Police Enquiry Centre on 0845 8 505 505. Please quote reference nuber JW/9645279/07If you don't want to speak to police or leave your name, call the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Posted : 21/02/2007 10:57:30

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