Dozens of Christian Statues Destroyed

Country: Germany

Date of incident: December 8, 2016

Police in the Münsterland region are investigating the destruction of Christian statues of holy figures since the end of October. One report said "not a day goes by without an attack on a statue. The local Christian community is concerned and upset by the destruction. An anti-religious motive is suspected and the police believe the vandalism is fueled by a "lust for destruction". Estimates suggest the cost of the damage to be a six-figure sum.

A reward has been offered for the identification of the perpetrator.  Sources: WDR, WN, WN, WN and  Video news report: WDR Lokalzeit Münsterland