A memorial in St Leonards dedicated to those who lost their lives in the First World War has been damaged.

It happened around 3.30pm on Friday (July, 14) to the memorial on the grounds of St Peter and St Paul Church in St Peter’s Road.

Police said a number of youths were seen running from the area following the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to report it online here, quoting reference number 955 of 14/07.

Alternatively, visit Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.