Police appeal after samurai sword stolen in Eastbourne burglary

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a samurai sword was stolen during an Eastbourne burglary.

The 35-inch Japanese-style sword was taken from a flat in Cavendish place between 4pm on March 20 and 4pm on March 21, according to Sussex Police.

It has a 12 inch hilt, missing the end cap, and a brown sheath.

It is hoped the sword will be distinctive and anyone being offered or hearing of a similar item should contact police.

Any witness or anyone with information is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 953 of 21/03.

You can also report online to www.sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal/ or call 101.

Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org).