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Stolen Italian Chapel plaques set to be replaced

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Image caption Three plaques were stolen from the Italian Chapel in Orkney

Plaques stolen from Orkney's famous Italian Chapel are set to be replaced.

The chapel was built by Italian prisoners of war during World War Two, and has since become a tourist attraction.

Police have narrowed down the time of the theft of the three plaques - marked with the Roman numerals IV, VI and X - to the middle of the first week of August.

They were gifted by the chapel's creator Domenico Chiocchetti in 1964.

His daughter has offered to help in finding replacements that will match the remaining 11 wooden works depicting the "Stations of the Cross".

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