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Police searching for three young men after giant poppy memorial in Somerset is vandalised

Police are appealing for witnesses after a giant poppy memorial in Somerset was vandalised. Credit: ITV West Country

Police are appealing for witnesses after a giant poppy made by volunteers was vandalised in Somerset.

The Poppy of Honour was made in Wincanton and features the names of more than a million servicemen and women who died in WW1.

Each poppy features a name, all individually handwritten by volunteers who want to commemorate those who served in the war.

The glass front of the poppy was vandalised last week. Credit: Poppy of Honour

The glass front of the memorial was vandalised last week (Friday 19 October) sometime between 1.30pm and 2pm.

Police would like to talk to three men, all in their late teens or early 20s, who were seen acting suspiciously in the area at the time.

Two of them were wearing grey jogging bottoms and the other was wearing blue jeans with a black fleece.

Since launching an appeal for donations to repair the memorial, an Exeter-based company has offered to replace the glass for free.