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Mellieha council condemns vandalism on monument

Malta Independent Tuesday, 3 September 2013, 09:38 Last update: about 6 years ago

The Mellieha Local Council condemns vandalism on a monument in the area known as Tunnara (Tunny Net), Mellieha. This act took place during the night between 1 and 2 September, the council said today. This act of vandalism was carried out on a monument which is very close to the Westreme Battery.

The Westreme Battery, which is located in this area, was restored by the Mellieha Local Council between 2007 and 2008, and has been transformed in the Tunnara Museum. From that day onwards, this place has been managed by a local Mellieha NGO Art Club 2000, which NGO also played an important role in its restoration.

The Mellieha Local Council is appealing on all those that may have some information about this act to contact the Police so that those responsible for this act will answer for their actions. These vandals need to be stopped so that we can appreciate more the historical wealth left onto us by our forefathers and to give us a chance to pass it onto our next generation.

The Mellieha Local Council is committed to continue protecting and restoring such sites which are found within Mellieha, and informative sessions are also being organised with the aim of raising more awareness about such sites within the confines of Mellieha. The photo being sent with this press release was passed to the Council from members of the Art Club 2000 who ensure that this Tunnara Museum is open to the public on a regular basis.

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