A You Tube comment under the film by "feroxchaser" of the Lenborough Hoard Hoik:
and what is Paul Carney's interest in this? What entitles one group of the public (a small group of artefact hunters) to claim the privilege of knowing information about the archaeological heritage which they then keep from all the other stakeholders? Yet these same people will trawl archaeological publications and records for information how to target sites already known and information about which is in the public domain to find their "productive sites" ( including the fields where this commercial rally was held). What gives them this entitlement? The responsibility of preventing theft of more heritage and knowledge in that field is by English law, that of the landowner, and nobody else.
|Screengrab from coinshooters video of same event, looking the other way|
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somebody jabbing around with a paint stripper
and scooping out handfuls of coins into a carrier bag,
a proper investigation had been mounted
In reply to Mr Carney, the site and everything on it quite obviously should now be scheduled, as the findspot of a nationally important Treasure, to make any further digging and alteration of the site illegal without a permit.