Metal thieves target graveyards

A haul of stolen metal discovered by police includes dozens of memorial plaques apparently taken from cemeteries across South London.

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Metal thieves target cemeteries

Stolen memorial plaques
Police are trying to trace families who might be missing the memorial plaques Credit: BBC

A haul of stolen metal discovered by police in Croydon includes dozens of memorial plaques stolen from cemeteries and crematoria. The police have traced 45 of the plaques to a cemetery in Beckenham, but think others may have been stolen from across South London.

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