Thieves steal British Legion soldier statue from Remembrance Day display ahead of commemorations


Thieves have stolen a British Legion soldier statue from a Remembrance Day show forward of commemorations.

The silhouette disappeared from in Abercarn, Caerphilly, between Wednesday night time and Thursday morning, Gwent Police stated. 

The power is interesting for info on the theft, which got here earlier than a remembrance service to mark 100 years because the armistice.

The Royal British Legion has been sending the silhouettes round Britain as a part of commemorations, saying they symbolise communities that served within the First World Struggle.

The charity stated their set up serves as a “thanks to the technology who served, sacrificed, rebuilt and altered the nation”.

In October, the top was knocked off one other “Tommy” silhouette in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.

On Friday, Britain’s first statue of a South Asian First World War soldier was graffitied, simply days after being unveiled.

The 10ft statue of a Sikh soldier stands outdoors a gurdwara in Smethwick, close to Birmingham, as a part of a monument known as the Lions of the Nice Struggle.

Police are treating the vandalism as racially aggravated legal injury.

Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick had commissioned the statue to honour the sacrifices made by South Asian service personnel of all faiths from the Indian subcontinent who fought for Britain within the Nice Struggle and different conflicts.

Police stated they’d collect info on the incident at a memorial held by the statue on Sunday.


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