Memorial plaques stolen from Northampton crematorium garden.

Thieves have stolen 50 brass plaques from a Northamptonshire crematorium.

The plaques were taken from Northampton County Crematorium memorial garden in Towcester Road between Thursday 15 and Thursday 22 December.

Police believe they were most likely taken overnight on 21 December as muddy footprints were found the next morning.

"This is a despicable crime committed at a time when families will be more conscious of the loss of loved ones," a police spokesperson said.

"We are appealing for anybody who may have information regarding people or vehicles seen in the area of the Crematorium to come forward either in person or via Crimestoppers."

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