The lion statue situated in the Arboretum park in Lincoln has had paint thrown over it by vandals overnight.
The statue has paint marks all over the base from when someone threw a paint can at it overnight on Tuesday.
A chair and the can of paint were left on the plinth as well.
The City of Lincoln Council said: “Very disappointing to see that our lion statue at the much-loved Lincoln Arboretum was vandalised overnight.
“The statue will be cleaned over the next few days to bring it back to its former glory.”