Manchester

Stolen plaques found near Manchester railway bridge

Nine bronze memorial plaques
Image caption The stolen plaques were found in a bag

Nine bronze memorial plaques which were stolen from a Manchester cemetery have been found in a bag beside a railway bridge.

The plaques, which were taken from Blackley Cemetery between 31 October and 7 November, were discovered on Dean Lane in Newton Heath.

The whereabouts of a tenth stolen plaque is unknown.

A 44-year-old man has been charged with theft in connection with the incident.

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