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Daily’s coronavirus memorial plaque stolen hours after unveiling

A daily newspaper’s memorial plaque to the victims of coronavirus was stolen just hours after its unveiling.

Police are investigating after the plaque, dedicated to those in Scotland who have died from Covid-19, was stolen from Glasgow-based daily The Herald’s new garden of remembrance.

The theft took place on the anniversary of the first coronavirus lockdown – just hours after the location of the garden was officially revealed for the first time.

The Herald was alerted about the missing plaque by a grieving family who had decided to go to the site at Glasgow’s Pollok Country Park to remember their loved one for the national midday minute silence.

The unveiling of the plaque by Glasgow's Lord Provost Philip Braat

The unveiling of the plaque by Glasgow’s Lord Provost Philip Braat

Donald Martin, editor-in-chief of The Herald and Herald on Sunday, said: “We are very disappointed that a dedication plaque in memory of those who have lost their lives appears to have been taken.

“On such as poignant day as today, it is upsetting for the many families still grieving the loss of a loved one.”

Police Scotland is now looking into the theft, according to The Herald.

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