A war memorial in Rhyl has been damaged after swastika and hate messages were written on them. Community leaders have been left shocked after the graffiti was written onto the memorial stones at the Rhyl Remembrance Gardens.Shocking messages referring to the murder of Jews and to Nazi Germany were written on the memorial this week.Another message also referred to the gassing of soldiers.Richard Kendrick, Rhyl's Poppy Appeal organiser for the Royal British Legion, said: "Someone has put graffiti on two of the stones and plaques.
"These stones are dedicated to the men and women from Rhyl who have given their lives for us over the past 125 years."I can't understand who would do such an awful thing."
"Denbighshire County Council have been informed and will work with Rhyl Town Council to clean it all off without any damage to the stones."Anyone with any information on who has done this, please call police on 101."Sad day when someone would do such an awful act.Mr Kendrick was alerted to the graffiti on Tuesday evening by Rhyl councillor Brian Jones after members of Rhyl Town Council were informed of the incident.Cllr Jones said, "Denbighshire Council have already been there on site and they arelooking what can be done to remove the graffiti."It is a total disrespect to the people that fought for the freedom of the country."It will be sorted soon and obviously the police are involved."Denbighshire Council and North Wales Police were approached for comment.