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Boy, 14, charged over war memorial spray paint vandalism

First World War memorial in Tullibody found defaced two days before remembrance Sunday.

Remembrance Sunday: Memorial in Tullibody was defaced two days before.
Remembrance Sunday: Memorial in Tullibody was defaced two days before. © HEMEDIA / SWNS Group

A teenage boy has been charged in connection with the vandalism of a war memorial in Clackmannanshire two days prior to remembrance Sunday.

The First World War memorial in Lych Gate, near Abercromby Primary School in Tullibody, was seen covered in blue spray paint last Friday morning.

The council was informed and worked to remove the spray paint as quickly as possible.

The 14-year-old has also been charged in connection with three other vandalisms which took place overnight in the village.

Chief superintendent Thom McLoughlin, area commander for Forth Valley, said: "I want to thank the local community for their support as we conducted our enquiries in the area, as well as Clackmannanshire Council for their quick removal of the graffiti.

"All forms of vandalism are completely unacceptable, however we understand that this was particularly distressing for people given the meaning these memorials hold and the time of year this took place.

"I want to reassure the public that we're not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident and a report will be submitted to the children's reporter."

https://stv.tv/news/east-central/1401947-war-memorial-vandalised-ahead-of-remembrance-sunday/ | default

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