LONDON (UK) – UK police are on a look out for the vandal or vandals who painted a COVID-19 face mask on the ‘Long Man of Wilmington’.
The figure, which is of a mysterious giant was carved into a hillside in southern England. The 235-foot high chalk outline holding a white stick in each hand, is protected by law as an ancient monument. Its exact origins are disputed but many and archaeologists date it to the Anglo-Saxon or medieval periods.
“Whilst this damage may have been perpetrated for humour or some other reason, the actions that have been taken are unacceptable,” said Tom Carter, a sergeant with Sussex Police.
“The Long Man of Wilmington is protected by law as a Scheduled Ancient Monument for its historical significance.”