Civil war memorial damaged

Police are appealing for information after a civil war memorial was damaged in Fort Royal Park, Worcester overnight.

It is believed the offences took place between 3pm Monday 15 June and 7am Tuesday 16 June.

Significant damage has been caused to the memorial including  graffiti.

Safer Neighbourhood Inspector Dave Troth would like help from the community who may have seen anything in the area overnight: “We would appreciate the communities help with our appeal for information in relation to anyone acting suspiciously around the Fort Royal Park area or if anyone has seen the damage take place overnight.”

“We believe that this damage would have caused a significant noise and disturbance, so we are hopefully someone will be able to come forward with any information that may help us.”

Although the graffiti shows BLM, the acronym for Black Lives Matters, we will be looking at all possible groups and individuals that may have caused this damage.”

He continued: “You can assist us with information by calling 101 or report on our website. We have increased our patrols of safer neighbourhood officers in the area, who you can also give information to.”

Anyone with information on this incidents is asked to contact West Mercia Police on 101 quoting 0091S 160620.