Uk — A bronze plaque commemorating the victims of the holocaust was stolen from a remembrance garden in Harlow. Thieves are increasingly stealing metal to sell for scrap value. Andrew Johnson, leader of Harlow Council, called for tighter regulation and tough penalties to stop an “epidemic” in thefts of memorial plaques. He said: “There has to be a deterrent … people who are prepared to steal a plaque honouring the Jewish victims of Nazi persecution are clearly without conscience and are unlikely to be intimidated by a minor fine.