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Wayne Gretzky statues vandalized in Ontario hometown

FILE - This is Feb. 10 2010 file phoshowing hockey greWayne Gretzky during an event Olympic Games Vancouver British Columbia.

FILE - This is a Feb. 10, 2010 file photo showing hockey great Wayne Gretzky during an event at the Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia. Two new statues of Gretzky have been vandalized in his hometown. Police in Brantford, Ontario, say they are studying a videotape sent to them of Monday's, Sept. 30, 2013, overnight vandalism, which involved defacing the statues with spray paint. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

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BRANTFORD, Ontario — Two new statues of hockey great Wayne Gretzky have been vandalized in his hometown.

Police in Brantford, Ontario, say they are studying a video sent to them of Monday’s overnight vandalism, which involved defacing the statues with spray paint.

Police say there have been no arrests. The statues were publicly unveiled Sunday outside the newly renovated Wayne Gretzky Sports Center. Crews were at the scene Tuesday, cleaning off the spray paint.

The statues depict Gretzky holding the Stanley Cup over his head in victory and his parents at his side in his youth.

Brantford Mayor Chris Friel calls the vandalism “disgraceful” and a “crime against the community.”



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