Police have begun an investigation after swastikas were spray painted on a commemorative D-Day bench in Lincolnshire.

A number of areas in Twyford Woods were targeted between Sunday and Monday, including a wall and a disused fuel drum.

A disused fuel drum was among the items vandalised. Pic: Lincolnshire Police
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A disused fuel drum was among the items vandalised

During the Second World War, the site was used as an airfield for aircraft to take off for Normandy ahead of D-Day.

Last week, the Queen paid tribute to the “heroism” of troops, marking 75 years since the Normandy landings that changed the course of the conflict.

Swastikas were spray painted on a commemorative D-Day bench in Lincolnshire
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Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward

Special events took place throughout the day to mark the historic military offensive, including a flypast by the Red Arrows in Portsmouth.

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Following the attacks in Lincolnshire, police urged anyone with information to come forward.

A number of areas in Twyford Woods were targeted between Sunday and Monday
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A number of areas in Twyford Woods were targeted between Sunday and Monday

In a statement, the force said: “Between Sunday 9 June and Monday 10 June, a number of areas within the Twyford Woods site have been defaced with swastikas in silver and white spray paint.

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“This includes a commemorative bench which has been extensively vandalised.

“We are appealing for witnesses to this vandalism and anyone with any information that can assist with our investigation to contact us.”