Leicester

Two bailed after Leicester Mahatma Gandhi statue vandalised

Gandhi statue on 7 June 2014
Image caption Leicestershire Police said the vandalism was reported to them on Saturday

Two men arrested on suspicion of vandalising a statue of Mahatma Gandhi have been released on bail.

"Never forget 84" and "We want justice #84" was daubed on the base of the statue in Leicester's Belgrave Road, also known as the Golden Mile.

The graffiti appeared to refer to the 1984 Golden Temple attack in India which led to riots across the country.

The men aged, 19 and 22, were arrested on Wednesday and released on bail by Leicestershire police on Thursday.

They were also arrested and bailed in connection with damage to other street furniture in the area.

Image caption The Leicester statue of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled in 2009

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