Pictures: Stone slabs stolen from Cowdray Causeway

A number of stone slabs were stolen from the bridge along the Causeway leading to the Cowdray Ruins in Midhurst SUS-151109-114046001
A number of stone slabs were stolen from the bridge along the Causeway leading to the Cowdray Ruins in Midhurst SUS-151109-114046001

People in Midhurst were left shocked when thieves stole several stone slabs from the bridge on Cowdray Causeway.

The theft happened sometime overnight between September 3 and September 4.

A number of stone slabs were stolen from the bridge along the Causeway leading to the Cowdray Ruins in Midhurst SUS-151109-114058001

A number of stone slabs were stolen from the bridge along the Causeway leading to the Cowdray Ruins in Midhurst SUS-151109-114058001

More than a dozen large slabs were taken from the bridge, which leads up to the Cowdray Ruins.

“Cowdray can confirm that a number of stone slabs were removed by thieves either late on Thursday or in the early hours of Friday from the centre of the causeway,” said a spokesman for the Cowdray Estate.

“They gained access by cutting the locks at the Ruins end of the causeway and must have removed them using large machinery.”

The Midhurst and Petworth Neighbourhood Policing Team said the theft occurred between 6pm on September 3 and 8am on September 4.

A number of stone slabs were stolen from the bridge along the Causeway leading to the Cowdray Ruins in Midhurst SUS-151109-114034001

A number of stone slabs were stolen from the bridge along the Causeway leading to the Cowdray Ruins in Midhurst SUS-151109-114034001

Police said a large amount of flagstones were stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk.

Alternatively contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

To report anything online visit the Sussex Police

website.

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