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Folkestone man Sean Boyd-Hiscock jailed for stealing brass plaques from Hawkinge Crematorium

19 December 2012
by Danny Boyle

Hawkinge Crematorium

Sean Boyd-Hiscock stole brass plaques from Hawkinge Crematorium

by Dan Bloom

A man who stole dozens of plaques from a village memorial garden has been jailed for two years.

Sean Boyd-Hiscock, 21, was arrested after 123 brass plaques vanished from a memorial wall in the Garden of Remembrance, Hawkinge Crematorium, in October.

Canterbury Crown Court heard he used a screwdriver to remove 123 plaques and ground them down so the names would be unrecognisable.

But he was caught after those at the memorial garden, near Folkestone, alerted police and local scrap metal yards, the court heard.

Boyd-Hiscock, of Dover Road, Folkestone, pleaded guilty to theft at an earlier hearing.

He was jailed for two years at Canterbury Crown Court.

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