A LOCAL man was brought to tears after seeing graffiti on the Crediton Town and Hamlets War Memorial, which he discovered on Tuesday, April 9.

It is believed that the man saw the graffiti after visiting the Memorial to see the name of a relative lost during the Second World War.

The graffiti includes names, symbols and images written on one panel of names towards the back of the memorial, which is off Union Road in the town.

The graffiti looks like it has been made by a permanent marker pen or “Sharpie”.

Crediton Town Council has been informed and it has instructed its specialist cleaner to visit the War Memorial as soon as possible.

It is hoped that the good CCTV in the area will identify who was responsible.

If you can help Crediton Police with their inquiries, please use the 101 number.

Crediton Town and Hamlets War Memorial.  AQ 9959
Crediton Town and Hamlets War Memorial. AQ 9959 (Tindle)