Police Act on War Memorial Vandalism Reports
By StaineSiobhan | Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 14:43
Following reports here and in local papers, Staines police are seeking information on the thugs who wrecked the wreath display at the war memorial.
Wreaths were replaced.
Here's the information:
Police appeal for information following a mindless act of criminal damage.
Spelthorne Police are appealing to the public for information following reports of criminal damage at the war memorial in Market Square, Staines last week.
The incident occurred overnight between 11pm on Wednesday 17 November and 7am on Thursday 18 November, when poppy wreaths and crosses were removed from the memorial area and dumped in a gated off area nearby.
Officers from the Safer Neighbourhood Team and wardens from Spelthorne Borough Council attended the scene to place the wreaths and crosses back around the memorial and to tidy up the area. Police are investigating this offence and are following up several lines of enquires.
Neighbourhood Specialist Officer for Staines Town, PC Samantha Coleman who went down to the memorial to assess and tidy up the damage said, “This was a mindless act by people who show no respect for those who have fought for their country and we will do everything we can to find the suspects and bring them to justice for this heartless offence.
“Although we have not received any reports of similar incidents we are taking this damage very seriously. I would urge anyone who may have witnessed this or who may have any information to contact Surrey Police by phoning 0845 125 2222 quoting reference SL/10/9083.”
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