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Samurai sword stolen in burglary at Watlington, near King's Lynn

PUBLISHED: 10:47 14 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:47 14 February 2018

Detail of the samauri sword stolen in the buglrary in Watlington. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

Detail of the samauri sword stolen in the buglrary in Watlington. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

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A samurai sword almost a metre long has been stolen in a burglary in the Fens.

Detail of the samauri sword stolen in the buglrary in Watlington. Picture: Norfolk ConstabularyDetail of the samauri sword stolen in the buglrary in Watlington. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

Police say that it was taken sometime between 5pm and 8.30pm on Saturday, February 10, when a suspect or suspects broke into a caravan at Watlington, between King’s Lynn and Downham Market.

They say that the 30ins straight sword features Japanese calligraphy inscriptions at the base of the blade and has a black leather handle.

The vehicle which it was stolen from was parked at the rear of Bure Close, off Lark Road, on the outskirts of the village.

Det Con Josh Peak, who is investigating the theft, said: “This is a very unusual item and not the sort of thing you see every day.

Detail of the samauri sword stolen in the buglrary in Watlington. Picture: Norfolk ConstabularyDetail of the samauri sword stolen in the buglrary in Watlington. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

“The owner is keen to get the sword back so I would ask anyone who has information or has been offered it for sale to contact police.”

Anyone with information about the theft should contact Det Con Peak, at King’s Lynn CID, on 101.

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