SCARBOROUGH’S Freddie Gilroy statue has been attacked in a mindless vandal attack.
Yellow paint was thrown over the monument yesterday evening.
A Scarborough Council graffiti removal team has been at the scene since the break of dawn.
Maureen Robinson, who paid £50,000 to buy the statue for Scarborough in November, visited the scene this moring and wept as she witnessed the damage.
Scarborough has reacted with outrage and hundreds of pounds has already been added to a reward fund for information that leads to a conviction.
Cllr Derek Bastiman has pledged £100 to the pot.
He said: “I’m an incensed and horrified. We need to bring the culprits to book. I am sick to the stomach.”
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