A number of Victorian cast iron street nameplates stolen from the side of terraced houses across the Borough last year are now back in Hyndburn where they belong.

The street name plates were among 20 reported as stolen last autumn and recovered in Morecambe recently.

Returning the name plates to Council Leader, Cllr Miles Parkinson, Inspector Steve Rides of Accrington Police, said; “We are thankful to the public whose information assisted the local policing team in tracing the stolen plates to a shop in Morecambe. We have identified two suspects and this investigation is currently on-going and they will be dealt with in due course.”

Council Leader, Cllr Miles Parkinson, welcomed their return, saying; “This shows crime doesn’t pay. These signs are expensive to replace and of course cause inconvenience to residents and visitors to the streets in question, so it’s great that the Police found them and returned them to us today. Thank you to Police for their hard work in finding the signs and also to members of the public who helped.”

If anyone finds that the street nameplate is missing from their corner property, please report it to the Council on 01254 388111.

Pictured:  Insp Steve Rides hands over one of the recovered name plates to Council Leader, Cllr Miles Parkinson.