Derby

Charges over theft of Derby war memorial plaques

War memorial without bronze plaques
Image caption The plaques were ripped off the memorial and later found in undergrowth

Two men have been charged with stealing bronze plaques from Derby's Midland Railway War Memorial.

The plaques, engraved with the names of hundreds of railway workers who lost their lives in World War I, were reported missing on 4 August.

They were later found in undergrowth in nearby Wellington Street.

Two men, aged 30 and 37, have been charged with theft and will appear before magistrates in the town at a later date, said Derbyshire Police.

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