Crediton: Wreaths Damaged In Vandal Attack

Vandals attack Crediton's war memorial. A member of the public has told police they witnessed two youths setting fire to the wreaths placed on the war memorial.

Vandal attack on poppy wreaths

The wreaths suffered burn damage and there are a number of scorch marks on the war memorial.

Police were called at around 1:15am on Monday 10th November officers plus a police dog conducted a search of the area but no one was found.

The two suspects are described as aged around 14-15, one male and one female, both wearing hooded tops and were seen running from scene towards the park behind the memorial.

Inspector Jane Alford-Mole, said: "This is a sickening act of mindless vandalism and we are desperate to identify those responsible.

"This is a deeply upsetting crime which will personally affect many of the residents of Crediton.

"The wreaths had been placed by a number of indivduals and groups who are closey connected to the Act of Remembrance including the Crediton Women's Institute, Devon and Cornwall Police as well as the family of a Crediton Lance Corporal who died earlier this year whilst serving in Afghanistan."

Police are appealing for any witnesses to call 101 quoting crime reference CR/1211225/14, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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