Bristol D-Day plaques vandal says sorry

The anonymous letter apologised for the act of vandalism. Credit: ITV News

A man who stole five D-Day memorial plaques from Bristol's Castle Park has apologised and sent a donation to a veterans group.

The oak and brass plaques, which marked the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings, were taken from the memorial park earlier this month (2 September).

The plaques were stolen earlier this month. Credit: ITV News

The anonymous offender returned one of the plaques and sent £205 with a letter of apology, saying they wanted to make up for the distress they caused.

The money received in the letter will go towards new plaques and an information board that will be placed next to them.

Paul Turner's father is a veteran. They are both members of Bristol Normandy Veterans. Credit: ITV News

Paul Turner, from Bristol Normandy Veterans, read the letter: