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Brantford Police investigating vandalism of memorial for Residential School victims

Suspect captured on surveillance video setting fire to items for several hours
An image from surveillance cameras of the suspect.

Police in Brantford are now working alongside the Six Nations Police Service after reports of vandalism to a memorial for the missing and murder Indigenous children from Residential Schools outside of Woodland Cultural Centre – the site of the former Mohawk institute Residential School.

According to Brantford police, that incident occurrent in the late evening hours on Friday, as a lone suspect set fire to several items left by residents to honour the child victims of Canada’s Residential School system over a period of four hours.

Caught on a nearby surveillance camera, Brantford Police have since released an image of the suspect – as a release from the service said they intend to see that individual held “accountable for their actions.”

Anyone with information is being encouraged to contact Detective Justin Torek with the Brantford Police at 519-756-0113 extension 2812 or Acting Detective Sergeant Justin Isaacs with the Six Nations Police Service at 519-445-2811.

Anonymous information can also be provided through Brantford Crime Stoppers.

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