POLICE have renewed their appeal to trap the vandals who descrated a war memorial at Birkby.
They are still hunting the hooligans who wrenched the statue of a Lone Soldier from a plinth in Norman Park, causing thousands of pounds damage.
The vandals also stole memorial plaques bearing the names of men from Birkby and Fartown, killed in the Great War.
The attack horrified people across Huddersfield and a £500 reward has been offered to help trap the culprits.
But police are still hoping for a breakthrough in the case.
A spokesman said: "A lot of people have expressed concern and outrage at the attack on the memorial.
"We hope someone has that vital bit of information which will help us catch those responsible".
The damaged memorial has been taken to Burnley for repairs by a specialist stonemason.
Kirklees Council hope to have it ready to return to Norman Park some time early next year.
The costs of repairs are expected to be many thousands of pounds - in contrast to the £1,370 it cost to build the momument more than 80 years.
It was unveiled on April 2, 1921, by General Sir Ian Hamilton, after the money was raised by councillors, suscriptions from local people and from servicemen's organisations.
Many hundreds attended the ceremony, whjich included prayers from the Vicar of Birkby, the Rev Mark Richardson.
Old soldiers from the 5th Duke of Wellington's Regiment paraded in the park during the ceremony, which was overseen by Cklr A Sykes, chairman of Huddersfield Borough Council's Memorial Committee.
Sir Ian addressed veterans on parade and said: "I am proud of the present day soldiers.
"But if it had not been for us veterans, by jingo, there would never have been any of them.
"When I think of all the countries you have travelled and the campaigns you have seen, I am proud to meet you all".