A STATUE of Oliver Cromwell has been daubed with graffiti for a second time.
The monument to the English Civil War figure had “racist” written on it in red paint and was covered with a plastic sheet.
Police were called after reports of three people climbing on the statue.
Insp Ian Thomson said: “Repairing this damage will cost thousands of pounds. This behaviour is not acceptable.”
It comes three months after the bronze in Wythenshawe Park, Gtr Manchester, was spray-painted with the words “Cromwell is a cockroach” and “f*** racist”.
Police are yet to make any arrests in connection with the latest graffiti incident but are appealing for information.
Councillors promised to review every statue in the city after a figure of slaver Edward Colston was thrown into a river during a Black Lives Matter demo in Bristol.
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The Grade II listed bronze statue of Cromwell, which is mounted on a granite plinth and pedestal, is dated 1875.
Cromwell was an English general and statesman who led the Parliament of England's armies against King Charles I during the English Civil War in the 17th Century.
Thousands of people were massacred during Cromwell’s 17th century conquest of Ireland.
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