Roman villa in Scarborough: Police appeal after damage caused to site

Police are investigating after damage was caused at the site of Roman remains in Eastfield.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 11:12 am
Police appeal.

The incident happened sometime overnight between April 14 and 15.

Access was gained to the archaeological dig, with damage caused to fencing and the land itself. It is not yet known if anything was stolen from the site.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting reference 12210098319.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “Our area’s rich heritage – dating back to when the Roman Empire was governed from York, and even earlier – is part of the reason why this is such a wonderful place to live and visit.

“Sadly, heritage crime can cause huge damage to assets of great historical interest. Indeed, the cost to communities of heritage crime is often immeasurable, resulting in the loss of artefacts to future generations. We need to work together to protect these sites, so that others can continue to enjoy them for many years to come.”

For more information about the discovery of the Roman villa site click HERE