nass_news_2011_aug_avington_1A nearly three-century old brass sundial was stolen in the early overnight hours of August 9 from the grounds of Avington Park in Itchen Abbas, near Winchester (England).  Local officials say the dial is large enough it would have required several people to move it.  The dial is valued at over £100,000 and is very distinctive.

Anyone with information regarding its whereabouts is strongly encouraged to contact police:  you may contact DC Roman at Winchester police station on 101, via the website at or call the Crime stoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111