LGBTQ+ rainbow flag cut up in hate crime incident during Pride month at Leiston's Valley Road allotments
A rainbow flag celebrating LGBTQ+ communities has been damaged in a Suffolk town in what police are treating as a hate crime during Pride month.
Officers are appealing for witnesses after the flag was removed from a flag pole and cut, before being replaced on the pole - which was also damaged - during the incident in Leiston.
It happened some time between 8pm on Saturday and 7am on Sunday at the allotments on Valley Road.
Pride month is marked during June internationally, with celebrations of LGBTQ+ communities held around the world and the rainbow flag a symbol of Pride.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Halesworth Police on 101 quoting reference 31522/21.