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Walsall War Memorials Saved

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.

War memorials across Walsall to be restored with carbon fibre to deter thieves

Example of recent vandalism at Quarry Bank, Dudley Credit: ITV Central

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.

Example of recent vandalism at Quarry Bank, Dudley Credit: ITV Central

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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