Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Two UK Divers Sentenced for Underwater Looting

Two divers were sentenced today after admitting to taking £250,000 worth of artefacts from shipwrecks and not reporting them. David Knight, 52, and Edward Huzzey, 56, both from Sandgate in Kent, pleaded guilty at Southampton Magistrates' Court in May to 19 offences between them relating to wrecks off the coast of their home county. The items taken included eight bronze cannons and three propellers from German submarines wrecked off the Kent coast. According to the BBC, The men have been ordered to pay £63,500 between them.

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