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Police inquiry after 'SNP' sprayed on war memorial in Lerwick

War memorial vandalism
Image caption The war memorial in Lerwick had graffiti sprayed on it

Police in Shetland have launched an investigation after graffiti was sprayed on the war memorial in Lerwick.

The letters "SNP" were written on a concrete block at the side of the memorial, which sits opposite the town hall, overnight into Thursday.

The SNP expressed "outrage" at the attack on a memorial "honouring those who died protecting all our freedoms".

It has since been scrubbed off. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Police Scotland.

Image caption Laurie Pottinger and Kaylee Stevenson scrubbed the monument clean, saying they cared about Shetland and its heritage

Ch Insp Lindsay Tulloch said: "Vandalism is never acceptable in any circumstances and damaging a war memorial is a particularly disrespectful act.

"This has caused considerable upset in the local community."

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