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Pride Flags Stolen in Norwich

Photo Credit: Oxford County Pride Facebook page, @oxfordcountypride

The Oxford OPP believe three men with a white GMC pick-up truck and a red tractor could be connected to the theft of three Pride flags in Norwich.

NORWICH - The Oxford OPP is investigating a case of mischief involving three Pride flags in Norwich.

The OPP discovered that one flag had been stolen and another flag had been spray-painted Friday morning. Both of the flags were hanging on hydro poles on Stover Street.

Officers received another report this morning, stating that the spray-painted flag had been stolen and a third flag had also been stolen. The third flag was hanging on a hydro pole on Main Street.

After looking over surveillance footage, police believe three men may have been involved. They were wearing orange safety gear at the time and they were spotted with a white GMC Sierra pick-up truck and a red tractor.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Oxford OPP at 1-888-319-1122. You can also submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477.

The following statement has been posted on the Oxford County Pride Facebook page:

"Sadly the flag in Norwich was destroyed within 48 hours of being put up. Please join the Oxford Pride committee and send your letter of support to ensure a future of inclusion and diversity is represented in the town of Norwich. We have a voice let's use it! Please email letters of support to: president@oxfordpride.ca."

(Photo Credit: Oxford OPP)

(Photo Credit: Oxford OPP)

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