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Falklands' police has established date of damage at the Argentine cemetery

Wednesday, February 8th 2017 - 11:12 UTC
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The damage of the case and Virgin's statue at the Argentine cemetery in  Darwin The damage of the case and Virgin's statue at the Argentine cemetery in Darwin

The Royal Falkland Islands Police which is investigating damage perpetrated against a case and a Virgin's statue at the Argentine cemetery in Darwin has been able to establish the vandal actions occurred prior to the beginning of December 2016.

 In order to assist in ascertaining the exact date of the incident, RFIP officers have been speaking to people who have recently visited the cemetery.

Police are now appealing for anyone who has visited the cemetery during the months of October and November 2016 to contact them on 28100. The Investigation Team are especially keen to view photographs of the case and statue, in either a damaged or undamaged condition, taken during this time.


The reported damage within the Argentine cemetery was discovered during the last week of January.


The Royal Falkland Island Police have received an excellent public response during this enquiry and would again like to thank those who have already provided assistance. Information can also be provided in confidence on 28112

Categories: Politics, Falkland Islands.

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  • Islander1

    Just goes to show! Arg groups come every month from Sept onwards each year and WHEN was their caretaker last out there before before a few weeks ago? From the state of weeds and mess - probably 12 months or so ago.

    Feb 08th, 2017 - 12:26 pm +2
  • Roger Lorton

    A cycle ride in Falklands terms then Think?

    Have there been no Argie 'tourists' visiting that cemetery over the last couple of months? Nobody noticed any damage? Nobody noticed the statue was headless? Either Argies lack observation skills, or they are very used to seeing dilapidated cemeteries.

    Sebastian doesn't appear to be doing any kind of job. But then, perhaps it's been a while since he was paid?

    Feb 08th, 2017 - 11:01 pm +2
  • golfcronie

    Elaine I think both.

    Feb 09th, 2017 - 11:08 am +2
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