Cenotaph war memorial defaced by vandals

A war memorial commemorating the sacrifice of men who perished during World War I and II was found vandalised, according to a post on STOMP on Wednesday.

The Cenotaph, located at Esplanade Park along Connaught Drive, had been spray painted with the word "democracy" in red.

The dates 1914 to 1918 had also been axed out.

When The Straits Times went down at about 12 noon, the markings had already been removed by cleaners although faint stains remained.

A police report has also been made by the STOMP contributor who goes by the name "Weatherboat".