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Vandals attempt to dig up and remove St. Francis statue at Esquimalt church


VicPD’s Esquimalt Division are currently investigating an act of mischief that occurred at a church in Esquimalt this past weekend.

At around 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 3rd, officers were called to St. Peter and St. Paul’s Anglican Church in the 1300-block of Esquimalt Road for reports that the building had been damaged.

According to VicPD, there was damage to the church door as well as an attempt to dig up and remove a statue of St. Francis that is on the property.

Police say that the weight of the statue prevented its removal.

VicPD are asking anyone with information on this incident to call (250) 995-7654.

To report what you know anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


Seanna Wainman
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