Tens of thousands of pounds are to be spent restoring war memorials in Walsall to their former glory, after metal thieves have stripped many of them of metal plaques.
The restorations will be completed using material deemed worthless by metal thieves in an attempt to deter further vandalism or theft.
Work will start in the borough of Walsall, replacing railings, and metal seats with new information plaques made from carbon fibre.
There will also be further security to deter criminals who target war memorials, strip the metal plaques and sell them as scrap metal.
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