A thief who was caught trying to steal a metal plaque commemorating two children killed in an IRA bomb attack was jailed today.

Lithuanian Spartakas Grachauskas, 25, turned up armed with a set of tools ready to steal the plaque off the River of Life memorial in Warrington but was caught in the act by CCTV.

Police arrived and caught the would-be thief red handed as he attempted to prise the plaque from the ground.

He was jailed for 18-weeks at Manchester City Magistrates Court for trying to steal the metal plaque that forms part of the River of Life – a memorial to the victims of the Warrington bombing in 1993.

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