THE British National Party says its Remembrance wreath has been stolen from the foot of the war memorial opposite St Mary's Church, in Addington. Branch member John Clarke said: "As many people across the country paid homage to our war dead we in the British National Party did the same. "Imagine our fright a week later when we found out our wreath had been stolen after seven years of paying respects to our war dead. "We have many war veterans in our Croydon and Sutton branch who are horrified by this action." The council said it had not removed the wreath, while police confirmed the alleged theft had been reported to them last Tuesday. A police spokesman said there had been no reports of other wreaths having been taken. Mr Clarke added: "On a personal note both my grandfathers fought in the Second World War and I am deeply saddened by this theft . "No matter what your political beliefs we all should be allowed to lay our wreaths without fear of them being stolen. "After all it's politicians that send our armed forces into battle so all political parties from the left or the right have a moral duty to recognise their sacrifice."
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