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Police launch investigation after vandals damage Silent Soldier war memorial in Carlton

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Police have now launched an appeal after the Silent Silhouette statue in Carlton was damaged by vandals over the weekend.

Local people posted about the damage to the statue outside Carlton Station on social media earlier this week and also contacted Gedling Eye about the incident.

Nottinghamshire Police is now appealing for information and witnesses after launching an investigation.

The Tommy Silhouette was donated to Carlton Fire Station by Nottinghamshire County Council in 2018.

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The station is shared by Nottinghamshire Police and Nottingham Fire and Rescue Service.

PICTURED: The damage highlighted on social media

It is believed the statue was vandalised over the weekend  of Friday, January 31 to Monday, February 3, 2020.

Detective Sergeant Mike Ebbins, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This is a disgusting and shocking case of criminal damage and we are exploring a number of lines of enquiries.

“If you have any information that could help us find out who did this, please contact us via 101 and quote incident number 294 of 3 February 2020.”

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Crews from Carlton are truly appalled and upset by the vandalism of the Tommy Silhouette that stands outside the Fire Station. The statue is considered by the crews, as part of the Station and they are hurt by the damage that was caused over the weekend.”

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