Stone from ancient Suffolk abbey ruins seen on eBay

Bury St Edmunds Abbey. Copyright: English Heritage
Image caption English Heritage carry out regular inspections of such monuments

A chunk of stone from an historical Suffolk religious monument has appeared on an internet auction site.

A chunk of the Bury St Edmunds abbey has been put up for sale on eBay.

A police investigation is under way and English Heritage who look after the abbey ruins has issued a reminder that it is a scheduled ancient monument.

A statement has said that removing any part of the site is a criminal offence and deliberate acts of damage and vandalism will be taken seriously.

English Heritage carry out regular inspections of the monument and will repair any visible damage as part of their maintenance programme.

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