War memorial damaged by vandals in Chesterfield

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Vandals are being hunted by police after a war memorial was damaged in Chesterfield.

On Thursday night the world ‘Rich’ was written on the memorial, on Rose Hill, in black marker pen.

Officers want to trace three girls seen in the area at around 6pm.

They were around 15 or 16 years old, one was wearing a blue tracksuit type top and the other two girls were wearing dark clothing.

The war memorial was also vandalised on Friday, April 15.

PCSO Karl Marsh, of the Chesterfield Town Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Not only is it disrespectful and upsetting to the local community, there is also a cost for the graffiti to be removed.

“I would urge anyone who may have seen anything suspicious or have any information about these incidents to contact us.”

Anyone with information should contact PCSO Marsh on 101, quoting crime number 17522/16.