Lewisham: War memorial defaced with anti-Israel graffiti
A war memorial in Lewisham has been defaced with anti-Israel graffiti.
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A war memorial in southeast London has been defaced with anti-Israel graffiti.
The graffiti was discovered on the memorial, on Lewisham High Street, on Monday November 13.
The damage is believed to have been done between midday on Sunday November 12 and 9am on Monday November 13.
The graffiti has since been removed by the local authority.
PC Andrew Dobson, who is investigating the incident, said: “Criminal damage and offensive comments of this nature are completely unacceptable and our team are doing all we can to identify those responsible.
“We know that incidents like this cause significant concern in our communities and we will be relentless in targeting those who commit such offences.
“We are asking anyone in the area on Sunday evening or overnight to think back as to whether they saw anything that could help us with our enquiries.”
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or post on X @MetCC quoting ref 3230309/23.
You can provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 111 555.
The Met Police has made hundreds of arrests in the wake of the Hamas terrorist attacks on October 7 and Israel's military response in Gaza.