Stolen plaques from Lingfield war memorial found

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Commemorative brass plaques honouring war heroes have been recovered by police in Surrey just days after they were stolen from a war memorial.

Six plaques were removed from the walled memorial on the High Street, in Lingfield, overnight on Thursday.

Three were found in Gun Pit Road car park, while the others had been touted for sale at a nearby scrap metal yard.

Lingfield Parish Council has offered a £500 reward for information leading to the conviction of those responsible.

Surrey Police said the suspect who attempted to sell the plaques was described as a white man, of average build, aged between 20 and 30, with strawberry blond unkempt hair and a slim face.

He was wearing blue jeans and white trainers.

Officers said all the plaques had been returned to the parish council.

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