Police are investigating after a historic monument was reportedly damaged in Alfriston.
Officers were contacted by Historic England on January 13 to report damage to a Neolithic long barrow - an earth mound constructed between 3400-2400BC for use as a funerary monument and burial place by the area’s early farming communities.
The damage is believed to have happened sometime between December 23 and 28, 2015.
Any damage to a scheduled monument is a heritage crime and will be investigated by police.
A photo of the damage was posted on Twitter by the South Downs Ranger, who said it had been caused by illegal off-road use.
Anybody with information should contact police by calling 101 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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