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Police appeal after “hugely disrespectful” war memorial vandalism

Credit: Alloa Advertiser

A war memorial in Tullibody has been vandalised with graffiti.

The World War One memorial in the Lynch Gate area was spray painted – the damage was discovered at around 7:30 this morning.

A police spokesman has called it a “hugely disrespectful act”.

Clackmannanshire Council say they’re working to remove the graffiti as soon as possible.

Chief Superintendent Thom McLoughlin, Area Commander for Forth Valley, said, “This is a hugely disrespectful act which we understand will cause upset to the local community and we are treating this incident with the utmost seriousness.

“We would urge anyone who may have seen suspicious behaviour in this area recently, or has any information about this incident which may be able to help, to get in touch as soon as possible.

“Our enquiries continue and there will be an increase in patrols in the area over the coming weekend, however I want to reassure the public that we are currently following a positive line of enquiry in connection with this.”

Anyone with information can contact Alloa Police Station via 101, quoting incident number 0577 of 10th November, or report this anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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