Man urinates over Southport War Memorial Monument “Tell Britain Ye Who Mark This Monument”

A man was seen by a member of the public doing the unthinkable on Southport’s World War  Monument at 9:45am this morning (Wednesday 21st November 2012).

The man was spotted by a passer-by urinating on the memorial and she was outraged by what she saw.   As it says inscribed in the stonework “Tell Britain Ye Who Mark This Monument”

The Monument was built in 1923, following a four year fundraising campaign, which raised £30,000 for its construction. It is built of Portland stone and features the work of sculptor Herbert Tyson Smith (1883-1972). Civic leaders at the time said the aim of The Monument was to show “the pride in whichSouthportheld its fighting men.”

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