Sikh soldier memorial statue in Smethwick vandalised

_104168943_statueSource: BBC News

A memorial commemorating 100 years since the end of World War One has been vandalised days after being unveiled.

The work, which includes a 10ft (3m) statue of a Sikh soldier, honours service personnel of all faiths from the Indian subcontinent who fought for Britain during WW1.

Sandwell Council said the graffiti on the £30,000 sculpture in Smethwick was “very disappointing”.

Police are treating it as racially aggravated criminal damage.

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