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England | Family hit with large fine after destroying medieval earthworks site for new development

THE DESTRUCTION of an ‘irreplaceable’ deserted medieval village in Warwickshire – described as a ‘cynical act of cultural vandalism’ – has resulted in the family responsible being fined a total of £160,000 after they were taken to court by Historic England.

John Mac, Elizabeth Mac, and their daughter Heather Mac caused irreparable damage to Withybrook in Warwickshire between 2015 and 2018.

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