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Police investigating after Sir John A. Macdonald statue vandalized in Hamilton

Hamilton police say an investigation is underway after a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald was vandalized overnight. Police say the statue was covered in red paint.

Hamilton police say an investigation is underway after a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald was vandalized overnight.

Police say the statue was covered in red paint.

Detectives say they believe a handful of people were involved in a disturbance in the area of the statute between 1 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. on Monday.

Investigators are asking residents living near Gore Park or anybody passing through the area early Monday morning to check their surveillance cameras for suspicious activity.

Police say the statute has been cleaned by city staff.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 10, 2020.

The Canadian Press