First from the UK comes this one via the Daily Express:
Council pledge to 'name and shame' skateboarders who trashed newly-restored cenotaph
FURY was sparked after skateboarders "defiled" a city's newly-restored cenotaph within days of it being unveiled.Jan Disley Wed, October 1, 2014
The skateboarders knocked the edges off the stone and left wheel marks and scratches [MEN]
The culprits turned the refurbished war memorial into a common skate park - knocking the edges off its high-quality stone and leaving wheel marks and scratches.
Some are said to have been grown men in their 30s rather than teenagers.
And in a troubling sign an official "friends of the cenotaph" group has been set up to help educate people about the significance of the monument - despite this year marking both the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
Meanwhile vandals also daubed brand new benches nearby with bizarre graffiti - sporting the baffling slogan "new bench b***ards".
The senseless destruction at Manchester's St Peter's Square and the surrounding area is expected to cost £4,000 to repair and has left local community leaders fuming.
The council said the money was less of an issue than the "disrespect and offence caused"...