Wayside cross vandalized in Erkrath, Germany

POL-ME: Unbekannte Täter machten sich an Holzkreuz zu schaffen - Erkrath- 2007139
POL-ME: Unbekannte Täter machten sich an Holzkreuz zu schaffen - Erkrath- 2007139
Photos: Kreispolizeibehörde Mettmann

On the street Mettmanner Straße in Erkrath you will find the viewpoint ” Aussicht am Kreuz”. Here you can see an approx. 6 meter high cross of a catholic association. This Christian symbol can also be seen from the A3 motorway on the hills of Erkrath. Unknown perpetrators have tampered with the cross in the time from Saturday, July 25, 2020, about 11.00 a. m. to Sunday, July 26, 2020, about 10.00 a. m. An attempt was made to saw through the approx. 36 cm x 36 cm thick wooden beam above the support post.A screw was also removed from the bracket. The damage does not cause the danger of the cross to toppling over. A material damage of an unprecedented amount was caused. The further investigations, also regarding the motive, will be carried out by the criminal investigation department in Hilden. The Hilden police will be happy to get any relevant information at any time by calling 02104-9826410.

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