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Rifles abandonned in disused piggery at Michelmersh
11:25am Sunday 27th October 2013 in News
Police are hunting the owners of rifles found dumped in Hampshire.
They were found abandoned at a disused piggery at Michelmersh by the owner of the swine house.
Officers believe the rifles that were wrapped in a piece of carpet may have been stolen and hidden by a thief or thieves.
The two rifles which are believed to be antique are muzzle and hammer action weapons and both are 5ft 6ins long.
One was made by Thomas Turner and the other by Greener.
One has a plate bearing what looks like the 'First Wilts Rifle Volunteers' on it.
PC Stacey Kirby who is investigating the find and trying to establish who the rifles belong to, said: “These rifles may have some sentimental value to the owner and they probably have a monetary value. We believe these rifles probably were stolen and hidden. But they were found before they could be collected.
“If anyone recognises the rifles, we would like to hear from them with a view to reuniting the rifles and their rightful owner.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the officer at Romsey Police Station on 101.
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