Police release images and appeal for information after Hedd Wyn memorial damage
North Wales have released CCTV images after a memorial dedicated to the poet Hedd Wyn suffered possible criminal damage.
The police said that they wanted to speak to the people included in the images from the early hours of Wednesday 25th August.
“If you recognise the people in the below images, get in touch quoting ref z125786,” they said.
The tribute which is in the centre of Trawsfynydd seems to have been daubed with paint, sparking fury from “disgusted” locals.
The memorial to the poet who was posthumously awarded the Eisteddfod chair in 1917 after losing his life at the Battle of Passchendaele is also dedicated to the other men in the village who fought and died in the conflict.
Cllr Hefin Wyn Jones of Trawsfynydd Community Council said he was angry that the memorial has been shown such “disregard”.
He told the Cambrian News: “I was informed of the vandalism by a fellow community councillor on Thursday morning (26 August) and like everyone I have since spoken to, I am angered that the (Hedd Wyn) memorial has had paint thrown on it.”
“Although the paint can easily be removed, it is the thought that someone has such disregard for a memorial that represents all the men from Trawsfynydd that lost their lives in the First World War.
“The matter has been reported to the police, and we are confident that the nearby CCTV will have captured the culprit.”