War memorial plaque stolen from Mansfield park

A World War One memorial plaque has been stolen from a Nottinghamshire park.

The inscribed metal plaque, dedicated to local people who died in the First World War, was taken from Carr Bank Park, Mansfield.

Police said it was stolen some time between 1930 BST on Monday and 0745 BST on Tuesday.

The plaque has been in place since the memorial - which is now a listed structure - was unveiled in 1921.

Tim Downes, parks and open spaces manager at Mansfield District Council, said: "Any crime aimed at public property is sad but a theft from a war memorial is especially deplorable and sickening.

"The memorial pays homage to local people who gave their lives for our country in the First World War.

"Whoever has committed this act has shown utter contempt for their sacrifice and we would appeal to the conscience of anyone involved or anyone who comes across the plaque to inform the police immediately."

Nottinghamshire Police has appealed for anyone with any information to contact them.

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