Wales

Girl, 13, admits Porthmadog war memorial graffiti

Remembrance at the war memorial in Porthmadog, Gwynedd
Image caption The vandalism at Porthmadog took place in the run up to Remembrance Sunday

A 13-year-old girl has admitted daubing graffiti on the war memorial at Porthmadog, Gwynedd, in the days leading up to Remembrance Sunday.

Police said the teenager had taken full responsibility and had been dealt with after consultation with councillors and the Royal British Legion.

Insp Mark Armstrong said the matter had now been concluded.

The Royal British Legion had expressed relief the vandalism was spotted before last Sunday's commemorations.

Insp Armstrong said: "After graffiti was daubed on the cenotaph in Porthmadog in the days leading up to the Remembrance Sunday parades, North Wales Police can confirm that a local teenager has been spoken to in relation to the damage, and has fully admitted responsibility."

He said after speaking with local councillors and the Royal British Legion, the 13-year-old girl was dealt with "via restorative resolution for the offence of criminal damage".

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