Worthing: Huge Haul Found In Pond

Handguns, a machete and long-bladed knives were among a haul of more than 850 items found dumped in a pond in a seaside town.

A dog scampered away from its owner which led to the discovery of an array of belongings, including necklaces, rings and brooches suspected to have been stolen in burglaries.

The animal first emerged with a jacket and some cufflinks from the pond in Whitebeam Wood, Durrington, Worthing, West Sussex, on July 23.

Sussex Police's specialist search unit then uncovered a huge haul of other items, which have been cleaned, but officers are unable to identify who most of them belong to.

Now pictures have been released on the property section of the force's website in an effort to reunite them with their owners - as police try to link the weapons to crimes.

Detective Constable Emma Fields said: "Many of these items are not particularly expensive but could hold great personal value to the owners.

"We have already identified some of the items as having been stolen in burglaries in Sussex but we want to find out who owns the rest of them.''

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Lucy Ellis

10pm - 1am

Email the show

Text 'HEART' to 82122

Lucy Ellis

On TV: Have To Love Them! 60 Guilty...

9pm - 1am

Watch heart TV

  • Billy Ocean When The Going Gets Tough



  • Kelly Clarkson Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)



  • Dexy's Midnight Runners Come On Eileen



  • MC Hammer U Can't Touch This



Heart VIP


Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Shopping Our Advertisers

Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart 102.4 and 103.5

Advertise Advertise in Sussex

Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.

Follow Heart on Twitter