A disgrace stricken thief who stole 5 D-Day memorial plaques has returned one in all them with a heartfelt apology letter and £205 in money.
The brass plaques had been stolen lower than three months after they had been unveiled on June 6 to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
But the person accountable stated in a letter that he was ‘ashamed and shocked’ by his ‘drunken state’.
He wrote: ‘I hope this donation alongside with the plaque I returned can go some solution to making up for the misery and upset that my actions have precipitated.
‘I’m very ashamed and shocked that I used to be able to such a damaging act.
‘Whilst I don’t need to use my drunken state as an excuse, I’m sure that that is one thing I’d by no means normally do.
‘I can guarantee you that I’ll by no means act in such a disrespectful method once more.
‘I have nothing but respect for the veterans and the sacrifices that they have made for this country.’
Secretary of the Normandy Veterans group stated he ‘wished they had left a number’ so he might thank them for proudly owning up.
He stated he was ‘lost for words’ when he acquired the letter and was ‘taken aback’ by its honesty and sincerity.
Police had been known as to analyze the theft from Bristol’s Castle Park on September 2 however no arrests have been made.
Mr Turner stated he felt it was a ‘satisfactory conclusion’ and wished the police to ‘consider the matter closed’.
The cash acquired within the letter will go in the direction of new new plaques and an info board to be positioned subsequent to them.