Victorian-style lamp stolen in Battle

Police are calling for witnesses
Police are calling for witnesses
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Police are investigating an unusual theft in Battle – a 10-foot-tall Victorian-style lamp standard.

The free-standing lamp was taken from a yard at the rear of the Nationwide Building Society’s High Street office.

The Victorian-style lamp stolen from behind Nationwide Building Society in Battle

The Victorian-style lamp stolen from behind Nationwide Building Society in Battle

It is believed to have been stolen overnight between Monday (December 7) and Tuesday (December 8).

Police community support officer and heritage crime officer Daryl Holter said: “ The lamp post had been set in a concrete base.

“It appears to have been pulled from its mountings by a vehicle and the cables connecting it to the electricity supply have been cut.”

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious at the scene, or who may be offered such a lamp in suspicious circumstances.

They are asked to email or phone 101, quoting serial 421 of 08/12.

Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers without having to leave their name on 0800 555 111, or visit

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