Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses after sarcophagus criminally damaged in Poundbury
A 1,600-YEAR-OLD Roman sarcophagus has been vandalised in Dorchester.
Police are appealing for information after the ancient artefact was damaged beyond repair in Poundbury sometime between 11pm on Saturday, April 15 and 6am on Easter Sunday, April 16.
The empty sarcophagus was being kept outside within Brownsword Hall in Pummery Square, but was due to be moved to the new Damers School site.
The stone coffin was discovered with the lid removed and broken into pieces.