October 1st, 2016

Memorial plaques stolen in raid on Waterside cemetery

Updated: 9:50 am, Jul 26, 2016

HEARTLESS thieves have stolen between 70 and 80 brass plaques from the Garden of Remembrance at Evesham’s Waterside cemetery.

Evesham Town Council has appealed for help in tracking down the plaques which are believed to have been stolen at some point between July 13 and July 20.

The plaques were taken from the Garden of Remembrance at the cemetery, a lawned area where ashes of loved ones are placed beneath the turf.

A six inch x four inch plaque is then fixed to the kerbing around the grass by the deceased ones family in their remembrance.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the cemetery, or anyone who may have been offered brass for sale in recent days to call 101 quoting incident number 415s of 22 July.

Alternatively, anyone with information can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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