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War memorial set on fire by vandals one day after Remembrance Sunday


Poppy wreaths on Edinburgh's war memorial were set alight by vandals just one day after Remembrance Sunday.

The attack on the war memorial, which sits outside the City Chambers building in the Royal Mile, has been condemned as "disgusting and disrespectful" by The Provost of Edinburgh, Robert Aldridge.

Aldridge said: "We remain at a loss for the reasons someone could do something like this which has caused a lot of upset for everyone who respects the memories of all who serve their country."

The attack, which is now being investigated by police, took place less than 24 hours after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon laid Remembrance wreaths in the city.

Police say they suspect the blaze was started deliberately at around 5am on Monday.