Humberside

Hull man charged over stolen church plaques

Stolen plaques
Image caption The brass plaques were on a wall outside the church

A man has been charged with handling stolen goods after the theft of 75 commemorative plaques from a churchyard in Hull.

The brass plaques were put up on a wall outside St James Church in Church Street for families to remember their loved ones.

They were stolen between 1700 BST on 9 September and 1200 BST on 10 September.

The 47-year-old man, from Hull, will appear at Hull and Holderness Magistrates' Court on 12 October.

Humberside Police said all the plaques had been recovered and so far 30 had been returned to their owners.

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