Queen Victoria vandalism: Suspect walks

The suspect was released from police custody due to insufficient evidence.

The statue of Queen Victoria was vandalised in Port Elizabeth on 10 April 2015. Picture: @Gerida via Twitter

CAPE TOWN - A man who was arrested in connection with the defacing of the Queen Victoria statue in Port Elizabeth was released from police custody on Tuesday due to insufficient evidence.

The suspect was apprehended last week after the statue, located near a public library, was vandalised with green paint.

The police's Sandra Janse van Rensburg said, "A 24-year-old man came to the police station with his attorney, he was arrested by the unit members and he was taken to court. He was released and the unit will continue with its investigation."

Statues of Louis Botha, Paul Kruger and Mahatma Gandhi are just a few statues that have been vandalised in recent weeks.

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