The Malta Independent 24 October 2020, Saturday

Three teenagers arrested after St Anthony statue decapitated

Saturday, 17 October 2020, 16:59 Last update: about 6 days ago

Three teenagers were arrested by the police as part of their investigations into the decapitation of a statue in Marsascala.

The statue, a representation of St Anthony of Padua holding Baby Jesus, is situated on the parvis of a chapel in the Family Park.

It was vandalised on 6 October at around 9.30pm.

The police said they arrested a 19-year-old Frenchman, an 18-year-old Englishman and a 17-year-old Maltese woman.

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Both St Anthony and Baby Jesus had their heads removed, as were the fingers of Baby Jesus.

The statue is part of the cultural patrimony, the police said.

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