A war memorial in Stroud has been left damaged following a “targeted attack” by vandals.
Yobs armed with a chisel - or similarly heavy implement - have gouged out the “and all subsequent campaigns” engraving on the Cenotaph in Park Gardens.
The attack, which has been reported to the police, is believed to have happened on Monday (June 17) morning.
An appeal for anyone who may have witnessed the incident has since been launched.
The memorial, which is Grade II listed, was built in 1935 and unveiled by the widow of a local soldier.
It is now dedicated to those who fell in the First and Second World Wars, as well as later conflicts.
In October 2015, the dedication was adjusted to mark the dead of all conflicts subsequent to the First World War - regardless of location.