Metal theft at cemetery in Poland
08 May 2012
The Polish police are investigating theft and damage at Malbork
Commonwealth War Cemetery near Gdansk in Poland.
The bronze door to the register box was removed, and a stainless
steel information panel was also taken.
The stone pillar housing the register box was damaged.
Commission staff are carrying out emergency repairs to the
stonework and the register box has been returned to the Northern
Europe headquarters, at Ieper in Belgium, to be repaired and fitted
with a new door.
The Commission is trialling resin doors to make them less of a
target for metal thieves.