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Plaque to fallen Britons is removed

A plaque honouring 18th-century British seamen who died trying to capture a Colombian city has been removed just a week after it was inaugurated by the Prince of Wales.

Cartegena mayor Dionisio Velez took part in the unveiling ceremony last week, but later backtracked after nationalistic anger over the monument recalling the "valour and suffering" of the British forces.

Some were furious that it was placed near a statue of the Colombian hero who beat back the attack.

The plaque was gone yesterday.

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