Update: Investigation ongoing after a Swastika was spray painted on the Chatham Cenotaph

The Chatham-Kent Police Service continue to investigate after the Chatham Cenotaph was vandalized earlier this week.

“The Chatham-Kent Police wants to assure the public that we are thoroughly investigating the mischief of the spray painted Swastika on the Cenotaph in Chatham, as we do with any incidents of this nature,” police officials said on their website.

“We understand that such actions can cause concern and unrest among citizens, and we want to assure you that we are doing everything possible to investigate the matter.”

As previously reported, police officials allege that sometime overnight between February 28, 2023, and March 1, 2023, at 6:40 a.m., an unknown person attended on Sixth Street at King Street West in Chatham and used blue spray paint to damage the Cenotaph.

“We ask anyone with information or video that may help with this investigation to contact Constable Fraser Curtis of the Intelligence Unit,” police officials say.

“He can be reached at fraserc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.”

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