Harlow's stolen Holocaust memorial plaque replacement ready

The stolen bronze memorial plaque The original bronze plaque was stolen from a remembrance garden last month

Related Stories

A replacement for a stolen Holocaust memorial plaque in Essex will be ready in time for this month's memorial day.

A bronze plaque honouring victims of persecution was stolen from a remembrance garden in Waterhouse Moore, Harlow, before Christmas.

Harlow Council said its replacement, made of dark-grey granite, would be in place in time for Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January.

It will have the same inscriptions as the stolen one, which was laid in 2001.

Conservative leader of Harlow Council, Andrew Johnson, said he believed such "deeply disturbing" metal thefts added weight to calls for tighter regulation of the scrap metal industry.

He said: "People who are prepared to steal a plaque honouring the Jewish victims of Nazi persecution are clearly without conscience and unlikely to be intimidated by a minor fine.

"If we can stop thieves turning these callous thefts into cash, it will be a powerful deterrent."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Essex



Min. Night 3 °C


Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.