West Yorkshire Police today appealed for information following two reports of criminal damage to the bench in Barnsley Road. ã€€
The first is believed to have happened between noon on June 8 and 7am on June 9. ã€€
Gloss paint was thrown over the bench, causing hundreds of pounds worth of damage. ã€€
Repairs were made, but gloss paint was thrown on the bench for a second time at around 9.25am on Tuesday.
PC Ruth Clarke, of Wakefield Neighbourhood Police Team, said: "This bench was put in place to commemorate a member of the local community.
"For someone to deliberately vandalise it is extremely callous. ã€€
"I would ask for anyone who has any information on this incident to come forward and please pass that information to police."ã€€
Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting crime reference 13170292711.