Three Wilmington churches vandalized

Two Catholic churches and one Congregational church in Wilmington were vandalized late Friday night or early Saturday morning, police said in a statement.

A resident priest at St. Thomas of Villanova Parish, a Catholic church on Middlesex Avenue, discovered the word “brainwashing” and an image of a television with a brain on the screen spray-painted in red onto church property Saturday morning and called police.

Vandals also splashed red paint onto statues at the church, Wilmington police said in the statement.

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Police found similar graffiti at St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church on Main Street and The Congregational Church in Wilmington on Middlesex Avenue.

Anyone with information about the vandalism can call Wilmington police at 978-658-5071.