1060. Restrictions on the use of metal detectors in a protected place.

A person1 commits an offence if, without the written2 consent of the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England ('the Commission')3, in the case of a place situated in England, or of the Welsh Ministers4, in the case of a place situated in Wales5, he:

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    (1)     uses a metal detector6 in a protected place7; or

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    (2)     removes any object of archaeological or historical interest which he has discovered by the use of a metal detector in a protected place8.

A consent granted by the Commission or the Welsh Ministers may be granted either unconditionally or subject to conditions9. If any