Soldier silhouette vandalised in Amesbury

Amesbury Silhouette 2 (Faceby Stuart Holland)

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 12:53pm 12th December 2018. (Updated at 2:32pm 12th December 2018)

The figure near the town's central car park has been decapitated in what's being described as "mindless vandalism".

The silhouette, one of several placed in the town to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, was targeted last night (11th December).

The figure was put in place by the Stonehenge Chamber of Trade ahead of Armistice Day last month.

Their Chairman Vicky Parks has given us a statement: 

"Words cannot describe the  horrendous act of vandalism to the Silent Soldier. The soldier was purchased by the members of the Stonehenge Chamber of Trade to support The Royal British Legion's Campaign.

"It was bought to honour the British Troops who fought and died in the First World War 100 years ago who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country and returned silently or not at all.

"It's highly disappointing  that this iconic symbol has been treated with such disrespect due to what it represents and the close ties that the town has with the Military community both past and present."

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or Amesbury Town Council on 01980 622999.

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