Boredom blamed for Lincoln statue attack

Boredom blamed for Lincoln statue attack

Boredom blamed for Lincoln statue attack

Yesterday, it was discovered that the lion statue situated in the Arboretum park in Lincoln has become victim to vandals.

The Grade II-listed statue was doused in white paint at about 15:30 on Tuesday.

Now, a Lincoln councillor has said that boredom brought on by the coronavirus lockdown could be behind the recent vandalism.

The statue has been left with paint marks covering the base from when someone threw a paint can at it.

A chair and the can of pain had also been left on the plinth.

A statement issued on Facebook by City of Lincoln Council yesterday said:

“Very disappointing to see that our lion statue at the much-loved Lincoln Arboretum was vandalised overnight.

“The statue will be cleaned over the next few days to bring it back to its former glory.”

Boredom blamed for Lincoln statue attackBoredom blamed for Lincoln statue attack

Lincolnshire Police suspect that a “group of young people” is thought to be responsible for the criminal damage.

Councillor Kathleen Brothwell, who represents the Lincoln Arboretum’s area, said she was “shocked” when she first saw the damage.

She said:

“With lockdown and the pandemic, a lot of things youngsters do have closed down.

“Summer holidays have just started, but some of them have had a long summer holiday.

“I think boredom could be a cause for it, but there is no excuse for it.”

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