Man charged with criminal damage after Thrapston war memorial incident

The town's 'silent soldier' memorial was damaged beyond repair in November

A man has been charged with criminal damage following an incident in Thrapston last month.Police said that they would not currently be naming the 24-year-old man, from Northampton, who will appear at Northampton Magistrates’ Court on Friday, February 22, 2021.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: "A silent soldier who stood over Thrapston’s war memorial in Oundle Road, was destroyed beyond repair during the incident which took place overnight between Thursday, November 12, and Friday, November 13."

The head was snapped off the 'silent soldier' - photo Thrapston Town Council