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Scotland

Scottish War Memorial Damaged By 'Mindless Vandals'

Damage has been caused to a panel which bears the names of local people who died in both World Wars, as well as surrounding surfaces.

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Damage to the war memorial in Motherwell (Picture: North Lanarkshire Council).

The war memorial at Duchess of Hamilton Park, Motherwell, Scotland has been defaced.

Damage has been caused to a panel which bears the names of local people who died in the World Wars, as well as surrounding surfaces.

North Lanarkshire Council's Paul Kelly said he was "outraged and appalled" at the incident.

“Last week, the world was commemorating the selfless contribution of servicemen and women in the D-Day landings and remembering all those who served in World War II," he said.

"This week, mindless vandals have tarnished these special memories, and their ignorance has not only brought shame on them but hurt to local families whose loved ones are remembered on this memorial."

Earlier this week, sites in Portsmouth and Lincolnshire were vandalised.

North Lanarkshire Council is appealing for information on the damage (North Lanarkshire Council).