Huddersfield Police are appealing for witnesses after a statue honouring those who lost their lives in the First World War was vandalised.
The Huddersfield Neighbourhood Policing Team is appealing for information after damage was caused to the statue which is housed at the Tolson Memorial Museum on Wakefield Road in Huddersfield.
It is thought that a group of young people attended the museum at around 8pm on the Saturday 3rd July 2021, initially causing damage to windows in the building.
The statue was then badly damaged by the group who made off.
Inspector Graham Dyson from the Huddersfield Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “The statue marks the bravery of those who fought in the First World War and ended up paying the ultimate price.”
“The damage caused to it will undoubtedly cause significant upset and offence in our communities, and we are investigating to both identify and take necessary action against those responsible.”
He added “I would appeal to anyone who has any information about the incident or who saw anyone acting suspiciously at the museum at the time to get in contact.”
Call the Huddersfield NPT on 101 quoting log 13210336561 or online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat
Information can also be given anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.