A VILLAGE'S stolen war commemoration has been found by schoolchildren.

The Leader reported over the weekend how a Silent Soldier silhouette in Harwaden Road, Penyffordd, was stolen.

Sarah Hughes, clerk to Penyffordd Community Council, told the Leader community councillors were left shocked and disgusted at the theft, which came just a week after the soldier had been installed.

It has now been confirmed that the silhouette was discovered on Monday morning by children at a primary school.

Community Councillor Roy Wakelam told the Leader: "It was found on the playing field at Penyffordd Junior School by some pupils and a teacher - It appears it is damaged with a bit snapped off.

"It is a relief to get it back, the outcry from the village has been huge.

"I don't know why anyone would steal it, but obviously someone has done it and feared the consequences and dumped it on the field.

"I'd like to thank the community for their help - everyone has been out looking.

"I am hoping we can get it re-installed as soon as possible."

The 'Silent Soldiers' are being installed all around the country as part of a British Legion campaign to mark 100 years since the ending of the First World War.

Anyone who has information about the theft in Penyffordd can call police on 101, quoting reference W128099.

North Wales Police has confirmed no arrestes have yet been made in connection with the theft.