News - Dumfries war memorial hit by vandals


Dumfries war memorial hit by vandals - May 07, 2013

Police are appealing for witnesses after green paint was sprayed on a war memorial in the south of Scotland.

The incident was discovered on Friday at the site on the New Abbey Road in Dumfries.

A police spokesman said it was not clear at present at what time the vandalism had been carried out.

He asked anyone who had seen any suspicious activity in or around the war memorial to contact them with information.

The Maxwelltown and Troqueer monument commemorates more than 200 men from the area who died during World War I.

The memorial was sculpted by Henry Price and unveiled in front of an estimated crowd of 500 people in June 1922.

It sits at the junction between New Abbey Road and Rotchell Road in Dumfries and is topped with a figure of a soldier in army field dress.

Source: BBC News, South Scotland

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