Stolen war veteran plaques back in cemetery

Lincoln resident Bruce Tweedy, 66, and Springs RSA president Ivan Norton, 88, at the Springston...
Lincoln resident Bruce Tweedy, 66, and Springs RSA president Ivan Norton, 88, at the Springston Cemetery where more than 40 bronze plaques were stolen. Photo: Martin Hunter
Family and friends gathered at a Canterbury cemetery to return more than 40 plaques stolen from the graves of service men and women in Canterbury earlier this year.

The plaques were stolen from the veterans' graves at the Springston Cemetery, near Lincoln, between April 25 and May 9. 

About 180 people were at the cemetery on Saturday for the unveiling the new plaques.

Gail Maree Wickes.
Gail Maree Wickes.
Gail Maree Wickes, 41, was sentenced to 26 months in prison for removing the $4000 plaques and selling them to scrap dealers for $1026. 

She admitted to selling them to pay for her methamphetamine addiction.

 

 

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