Woman jailed for theft of Lewisham church World War I plaque

A woman has been jailed for four months for stealing a World War I memorial plaque from a south-east London church.

Lana Clitheroe, 42, of Dundalk Road, Brockley, pleaded guilty at Bromley Magistrates' Court to taking the plaque from St Mary's Church, Lewisham.

The value of the plaque, which was taken on 19 October, was not known.

However, police said the historical and emotional value of the plaque to relatives and friends of those killed in the war was "incalculable".

Paul Kelly, 42, of Lewisham, south-east London, also pleaded guilty to the theft.

He will appear at Inner London Crown Court at a date to be confirmed.

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