The statue of Oliver Cromwell in Wythenshawe Park had been damaged.
Police say three people approached the statue of Oliver Cromwell, climbed on it and covered it in graffiti.No arrests have been made and an investigation is underway.
Inspector Ian Thomson, of GMP’s City of Manchester district, said: “Repairing this damage will cost thousands of pounds. This behaviour is not acceptable and enquiries are ongoing to identify the people responsible so we can ensure they face justice.
“We know that three people were involved in this incident. We believe they were on foot and entered the park from Wythenshawe Road. I appeal to anyone with information which may assist with our investigation to contact us or Crimestoppers.”