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Thursday, 15 April 2021

Vandals scratch and damage names on Nottingham’s War Memorial


Nottinghamshire Police is appealing for information and witnesses after a report of vandalism at a war memorial.

Police were made aware of the damage at the World War I memorial in Victoria Embankment earlier today (Friday 2 April 2021) and an investigation has been launched to find those responsible.

Names on the memorial have been scratched and damaged, however, it is not yet clear when the incident took place.

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Superintendent Paul Winter, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Nottinghamshire Police has been made aware of a report of criminal damage at the World War I memorial in Victoria Embankment.

“It is totally unacceptable that some names have been scratched off the memorial in the incident.

“We are appalled and saddened that someone would think it is appropriate to do this and we will be thoroughly investigating the matter.

“I am now appealing to anyone who may have witnessed something suspicious to report it to Nottinghamshire Police as soon as possible on 101 quoting incident number 188 of 2 April 2021.”