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Millstones stolen from historic windmill 'could have been taken in daylight'

On of two stones left at the site Credit: Malcolm Shaw

Five millstones worth hundreds of pounds each have been stolen from the historic Jill windmill, just north of Brighton.

The stones weigh around half a tonne each and it's believed they were taken sometime in the last week.

Jill windmill Credit: Malcolm Shaw

It's thought it would have taken four to six people to manhandle them off the site in Clayton, possibly in the daytime as doing so in the dark could have proved too dangerous.

The 19th century corn windmill sits atop the South Downs with nearby Jack.

The spot where the stones were taken Credit: Malcolm Shaw