Thieves tore off over a dozen brass plaques from a London war memorial for soldiers who died in both world wars, it has been revealed. It is thought the 16 plates, which bore the names of hundreds of men, will be melted down for scrap. They were ripped off the wall last week, leaving only two plaques intact on the memorial stone at Broomfield Park, North London. Some of the plaques had been in place since 1929.
Gardener Bob Booth, 42, who discovered the theft last Friday, said: "I was getting the garden ready for Battle of Britain Day next month. "Then when I came in and saw what had happened I was shocked to the core. "How sick do you have to be? We have young boys coming back from Afghanistan in coffins and there are people prepared to desecrate the memory of these brave men for profit."
Source: Legion Connect
Last Edit: Aug 20, 2009 11:05:48 GMT 1 by Frenchie