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November 7th, 2008

Grave Robbing Scum

Posted in The Job - General by 200

Around this time of year I take a little time to think of those who have given their lives in the service of our country. If I’m not working I’ll attend the local Remembrance Day parade. My children will attend with their various youth groups & one of them will wear their granddad’s WWII medals on their uniform.

I will, as I do every year, spend some time reading the names on our local war memorial.

Sadly, the people visiting Philips Park Cemetery in Manchester won’t be able to do the same since thieving scum have ripped off & stolen half the brass plaques from the war memorial.

The War Graves Commission reckon the thieves will get in the region of £200 at some bent & immoral scrap dealer but it will cost around £10,000 to replace each of the 5 plaques stolen.

Alf Heywood, 88, an old soldier with the Lancashire Fusiliers, many of whom are remembered on the plaques, said “It’s a disgrace. If these vandals experienced what we did out on the battlefields, they would not be getting into all this trouble and they would have more respect for what these plaques represent.

Sadly, Alf, no words will make any difference since people who are prepared to rob graves for their own greed have no concept of decency.

It’s not the first time I’ve blogged about this particularly scummy crime, see my earlier posts Absolute Scum & How low can you go?.