Plea to protect war memorials

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CUSTODIANS of war memorials around South Yorkshire are being urged to have the valuable metal plaques marked to protect them from theft.

The War Memorials Trust is calling on people looking after the monuments to use Smart Water, a forensic liquid which can be used on copper and bronze. Each batch of the liquid has its own unique a DNA-type structure which will show up if tested by a scrap dealer.

Custodians of war memorials interested in using Smart Water are advised to visit www.inmemoriam2014.org and register their interest. The liquid has a DNA which will show up should they try to sell the metal to a scrap metal dealer.