"Try stealing me."
London's battle with the burglars of bronze took a sad blow last week as a couple of memorials to fallen World War soldiers and civilians were taken from a monument in Broomfield Park, Enfield. The alloy is much prized on the scrap market, prompting a spate of unwelcome recycling by jemmy-wielding metal plunderers. Only last month, London Assembly member Tony Arbour called for a detailed database of the capital's monuments to better protect those that remain. It follows a long list of stolen statuary in the London area, which includes works by Lynn Chadwick and Henry Moore.