- A 230-year-old statue at Croome Court mansion in Worcestershire was vandalized over Easter weekend.
- After crayons were handed out to children during an event, blue streaks appeared on the “Sabrina” statue.
- Since then, the “Sabrina” nymph has been cleaned, but a second impacted monument is still being treated.
The face, arms and torso of a 230-year-old statue were found covered in zigzag blue scribbles on Easter weekend after crayons were handed out to children in activity packs given to them during an event. egg hunt.
“We are appalled that this has happened,” a National Trust spokesman told the BBC about the April 8 incident, adding: “Disappointing as they are, incidents like this are very rare considering the millions of visitors who enjoy and respect the places in our care.”
Representatives for the National Trust, the nonprofit organization that maintains the historic Croome Court property in Worcestershire, did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment. It is unclear if security was present at the outdoor event.
The statue, a water nymph by sculptor John Bacon, was created between the late 1780s and early 1800s. The New York Times informed. The blue scribbles have since been removed, the outlet reported.
The responsible party has not been identified, a National Trust spokesman said. The New York Times.