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Appeal after Long Ashton cenotaph damaged

Stock image of a male and female police officer on patrol in a park area with trees.

An investigation has been launched after a temporary cenotaph in Peel Park, Long Ashton was damaged.

We were called shortly after 11am this morning (5 June) to a report that the memorial had been damaged with a flagpole before an attempt was made to set it alight.

This is believed to have taken place between 8pm on Tuesday 4 June and 8am Wednesday 5 June.

PC James Coglan said: “We fully appreciate the sensitivity around this incident, particularly given the timing, and will be conducting a thorough investigation.

“Enquiries to identify those responsible are ongoing and we would encourage anyone who has any information to contact us.”

If you witnessed this incident or have any information which could help our investigation, please contact us.

If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5224144301, or complete our online appeals form.

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.