War Memorial plaque taken by thieves

THIEVES are being hunted after a war memorial at Mansfield’s Carr Bank Park was stolen earlier this week.

The 5ft x 3ft metal plaque, which remembers those who died in the First World War, was stolen from one of the two memorials in the park.

It was taken some time between 7.30pm on Monday and 7.45am yesterday.

The plaque is understood to have been in place since the memorial, which is now a listed structure, was unveiled in 1921.

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

l Anyone with information should contact police on 0300 300 99 99, quoting incident 120 of 19th April.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.