Sword taken from Malvern Collegiate’s First World War memorial, police investigate


From The Beach Mirror, Sept. 5, 2014

Toronto police are still looking for suspects involved in vandalism of a First World War cenotaph at Malvern Collegiate Institute.

Close up of Malvern memorial with missing sword.

Close up of Malvern memorial with missing sword.

On Sept. 3, Toronto police responded to a call from the school regarding damage to property. The school informed the police that on Aug. 23 the cenotaph was vandalized and the sword was removed from the sculpture’s hand.

The school’s video surveillance camera shows a group of youth gathered outside the building with one male youth climbing to the roof, approaching the cenotaph and removing the blade of the sword from the statue.

The suspects are unknown at the time and the video will be made available to police as soon as possible.

The cost of damage is unknown, but the school believes it to be more than $5,000.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-4100 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

Author: David Fuller

MRBS Webmaster and parent of two MCI graduates (2011 & 2015) and another very bright son. Decade representative for 1903-1939 and Service Personnel.

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