UPDATE: Man arrested in connection with the theft of historic weapons from castle and museum

A man has now been arrested in connection with the thefts

A man has now been arrested in connection with the thefts

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A man has been arrested in connection with the theft of historic weapons and armour from a museum and castle.

Two replica English Civil War helmets, a chain mail hood and a Napoleonic axe dating from 1709 were taken from Maldon Combined Services Museum between 2pm and 4.30pm on Thursday.

On Saturday night the armoury at Mountfitchet Castle was burgled and a chain mail shirt, steel riveted coif, two Norman two-handed swords, a mace, a double-handed Norman axe, a jousting helmet, two Saxon metal helmets, a Norman longbow and 10 arrows were stolen.

A man, who is 32 and from the Takeley area, was arrested last night on suspicion of theft when he attended the police station at Stansted Airport.

Police later carried out a search of a property in the area and recovered a large number of items.

He has been released on police bail until April 19 pending further enquiries.

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12:03pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Bhudeeka says...

Good cut off his giblets!
Good cut off his giblets! Bhudeeka
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12:37pm Wed 19 Mar 14

pierre-pierre says...

do you mean this

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-england-tee
s-26565833
do you mean this http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-england-tee s-26565833 pierre-pierre
  • Score: 1

12:50pm Thu 20 Mar 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Bhudeeka can't possibly mean that because she uses the plural term for giblet - unless of course she has reason to think that the suspect suffers from Diphallia - although I personally have some difficulty in understanding how anyone could actually 'suffer' from that condition.

Strange world innit?
Bhudeeka can't possibly mean that because she uses the plural term for giblet - unless of course she has reason to think that the suspect suffers from Diphallia - although I personally have some difficulty in understanding how anyone could actually 'suffer' from that condition. Strange world innit? OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 3

5:22pm Tue 25 Mar 14

/@|_|@\ says...

I dunno - ask one of the 56 blokes in the States walking about with a coupla tallywackers and see what they say!
I dunno - ask one of the 56 blokes in the States walking about with a coupla tallywackers and see what they say! /@|_|@\
  • Score: 1

7:53pm Thu 3 Apr 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

/@|_|@\ wrote:
I dunno - ask one of the 56 blokes in the States walking about with a coupla tallywackers and see what they say!
I'll call your bluff now /@|_|@\

Name the other 55.
[quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: I dunno - ask one of the 56 blokes in the States walking about with a coupla tallywackers and see what they say![/p][/quote]I'll call your bluff now /@|_|@\ Name the other 55. OMPITA [Intl]
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