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Swastikas sprayed on D-Day veterans' bench at Twyford Woods

Swastikas on D-Day veterans' bench Image copyright Lincolnshire Police
Image caption Police said a number of areas at Twyford Woods had been defaced

Swastikas have been sprayed on a commemorative bench dedicated to veterans who fought at D-Day.

Vandals targeted a number of areas inside Twyford Woods, which is the former home of RAF North Witham in Lincolnshire, where American aircraft took off for Normandy ahead of D-Day.

Walls and empty fuel drums were also sprayed with the Nazi symbol in white and silver paint.

Police said it happened in the last 24 hours.

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Image caption The bench has a plaque mentioning the D-Day landings

Only last week, one of the US veterans who flew out from the station returned to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Lincolnshire Police said: "A number of areas within the Twyford Woods site have been defaced with Swastikas in silver and white spray paint.

"This includes a commemorative bench which has been extensively vandalised.

"We are appealing for witnesses to this vandalism and anyone with any information that can assist with our investigation."

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Image caption Swastikas were also sprayed on other areas of the site
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Image caption A swastika was sprayed on a disused fuel drum

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