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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:24 pm 
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/7487064.stm

Missing memorial plaques found
Three remaining brass plaques stolen from a Devon war memorial have been found, police have confirmed.

Four of the plaques were taken from Plymouth Hoe sparking outrage across the city and further afield.

One was recovered in four pieces on Wednesday and the other three were found in Somerset on Thursday. Two are intact and one has been damaged.

Two men arrested in Plymouth in connection with the theft on Wednesday have been released on bail.

The men, aged 37 and 39, were arrested after a search at a house in the city and have been bailed to return to Charles Cross police station on 3 September.

Damage inspected
The first of the plaques, listing the names of the city's war dead, was stolen from the naval war memorial on Plymouth Hoe just hours after a Veterans' Day event on Sunday.

The theft of a further three plaques was discovered on Tuesday morning by a sculptor who is restoring the memorial on behalf of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

One plaque recovered by officers on Wednesday had been cut into four pieces and someone had tried to grind some of the names away.

A scrap metal dealer in the Plymouth area contacted police and the plaque was recovered from him.

Veterans and families of serving personnel have angrily condemned the theft of the plaques, which are valued at about £2,000 each.

Representatives of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission are to visit Plymouth to inspect the damage.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:44 pm 
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Hang these men by their toes.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:54 pm 
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It would'nt be their toes that I would hang them from. :roll:

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:40 pm 
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If these were from a war memorial, then by definition the men whose names were on it died so that despicable people like that could be born. If it weren't for the fact that a lot of good people have been born since then i'd say it was a waste of good men's lives.
Don't hang them, put them in the army and send them to Iraq or Afghanistan. Let them see what the names on the memorial went through on their behalf.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:31 pm 
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Ditto.

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