Leicester

Plaque stolen from war memorial in Whetstone

Police have appealed for help to trace a plaque which was stolen from a war memorial in Leicestershire.

The item is thought to have been taken from the memorial in High Street, Whetstone, between 20 and 28 September.

It is a brass wreath with a square plaque in the middle, which has the words "From their comrades who came back" inscribed on it.

Pc Charandeep Billkhu said the theft showed a "complete lack of respect and compassion for what it represents".

"I think most people would be quite disgusted that someone could vandalise a memorial in this way.

"We are keen to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area or has any information about this incident or the people who may have done it," Pc Billkhu said.

Officers have also appealed for any scrap metal dealers to come forward if they have been offered the plaque.

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