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Witnesses sought after war memorial graffiti attack

Published Thursday, 10 November 2011

Enfield Council is appealing for people to come forward with information after graffiti was scrawled over a war memorial four days before Remembrance Day.

The Enfield Town monument was targeted in the earlier hours of Monday (7 November) morning by yobs who scrawled abuse across the structure. The Council is now working round the clock to remove the graffiti ahead of Remembrance Day on 11 November (Thursday) and the service of Remembrance on Sunday (13 November).
 
Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: "We want anyone who can help us trace the idiots that did this to come forward and help us bring them to justice.
 
"I'm sure all our residents share my shock and revulsion at this insensitive and offensive act."
 
The attack comes as another the war memorial in Broomfield Park marks its first remembrance service since the metal plaques on it were stolen in 2009 for sale as scrap metal and it was fully restored.
 
In response the Council decided to replace the removed plaques with beautiful and durable black granite, in which the names of fallen soldiers have been carved.
 
Cllr Bond said; "We spent a considerable sum of money to make sure our war dead are commemorated in a suitable way while making sure we are not targeted by people with no respect for fallen heroes or their families.
 
”We know this is a large sum of money to spend, but we owe it to the people this war memorial commemorates, they gave the ultimate sacrifice in the defence of our country and it communities.”

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