Two charged over Manchester Gay Village memorial damage
- 8 January 2017
- From the section Manchester
Two men have been charged after a memorial in Manchester's Gay Village was damaged.
Officers were called at about 01:15 GMT on Sunday to a report tribute tiles placed on the Beacon of Hope monument in Sackville Gardens had been damaged.
Two men, both 23, were charged with criminal damage. A 32-year-old man, who was also arrested remains in custody.
The incident is not being treated as a hate crime, a police spokeswoman said.
The Beacon of Hope is a permanent memorial for people affected by HIV and AIDS.
The two men have been bailed to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates court on 24 January.