Stratford church vandalized, police looking for culprits
RCMP asking for assistance in investigation
RCMP are investigating graffiti vandalism at a Catholic church in Stratford, P.E.I.
Police say the vandalism happened sometime overnight between Feb. 8 to Feb. 9.
According to a release, Our Lady of Assumption Church sustained extensive damage to the entire building, including spray painted words and graphics. Homophobic slurs were written on the glass doors.
Cpl. Scott Gosse, of Queens County RCMP, said the investigation would determine the extent of the charges involved based on the intent of the perpetrators.
"Certainly it's a concern for us," he said. "It could be a simple thing where somebody's making those comments based on circumstances and it's not true feelings or true nature of the incident."
I first heard about the graffiti at Our Lady of Assumption church from Elaine Fraser and Kathleen MacDonald when I saw them at Phinley’s last Friday.<br><br>These actions are sickening and take away from the sense of safety of our Island communities. <a href="https://t.co/CVZo6szpRC">https://t.co/CVZo6szpRC</a>—@WadeMacLauchlan
There have been no other incidents of a similar nature that the RCMP are aware of, he said.
The investigation is ongoing and police are asking for assistance from the public to identify the culprits.
Anyone with information is asked to contact RCMP or P.E.I. Crime Stoppers.
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