Police appeal after samurai sword stolen in Eastbourne burglary

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

Wednesday, 29th March 2017, 5:04 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:23 pm
Police attended the scene earlier this morning

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 [email protected] 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).