War Memorial Plaques replaced on Plymouth Hoe

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BRONZE plaques replacing those stolen from the Naval Memorial on Plymouth Hoe last year are finally back in their rightful place.

A crowd of people looked on in the sun as the Commonwealth War Graves Commission unveiled the restored and replacement plaques, due to be fully fitted by the end of today.

There was huge public outcry when the four large slabs were stolen and sold for scrap in June last year.

But, just under a year on, there were emotional scenes at the stunning war memorial as forces personnel, pupils from Mount Street Primary School and other well-wishers gathered to watch the restoration begin.

Fully replacing two of the plaques, both damaged beyond repair, and restoring the other two, which were found bent and battered, cost around £17,000.

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