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CCTV pictures released after second gnome 'massacre' at Echills Wood

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Police looking into a gnome "massacre" at a tourist attraction have released images of four men they want to speak to.

As many as 100 gnomes were smashed at Echills Wood Railway in Warwickshire.

Many had been donated by local families after a similar collection was smashed up last year.

Police described the incident as "mindless vandalism" and have urged anyone who recognises the men to come forward.

Image copyright Echills Wood Railway
Image caption The gnomes were smashed and strewn across the track at Echills Wood Railway

The latest damage is said to have happened during the evening of 6 April at the "gnome village" which is part of Kingsbury Water Park.

The earlier incident in September saw more than 40 of the figurines smashed.

"The Echills Wood Railway is run by volunteers and all the gnomes were kindly donated," a police spokesman said.

"They bring pleasure to thousands of people who go on the railway every year."

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