Four flags have been stolen from a memorial site in Port St Mary.
The flags were stolen from the TSS Mona’s Queen III anchor memorial at Kallow Point in Port St Mary at some time over the weekend.
A statement from the police read: ‘The timing in connection to the Great War couldn’t be worse or show such a lack of respect.’
The memorial commemorates those men and women of the Merchant Navy who sacrificed their lives for our future during Operation Dynamo.
The TSS Mona’s Queen III was one of three Steam Packet vessels lost during the evacuation of Dunkirk.
A police spokesman said: ‘We are appealing to the public for any information in relation to the four Manx flags that have been taken from the site.
‘If you have any information please contact PC Cretney at Port Erin station on 832222 or police headquarters on 631212.