Brent Knoll’s Easter crosses have been vandalised this weekend in an attack that has left local residents ‘sickened’.

A group of vandals damaged and pulled down the three crosses on top of the Knoll late on Friday night.

Colin Burt, one of the organisers of the Easter display, told “We are sickened and very angry – it’s shameful. The crosses are there for a special reason at this time of the year and they should be respected.”

“We were due to take the crosses down on Sunday but instead a walker found the crosses had been lifted out and pushed over.”

“All three have been damaged, several lifting ropes have been stolen and the metal supporting poles have also been removed too.”

“We have reported the matter to the Police and I would urge anyone who saw anyone suspicious in this area to get in contact with the Police on 101.”

The three crosses are a familiar sight and have been installed on the Knoll each Easter for many years.

Thousands of motorists using the M5 motorway each day see the crosses on the eastern side of the Knoll, where they are visible over the holiday period at this time of the year.

Pictured: The three Brent Knoll Easter crosses were unveiled in a hill-top service on Palm Sunday pictured above, but have been damaged as below

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