LONDON, ONT. -- Saugeen Shores police are investigating after the newly installed Rainbow Crosswalk in Port Elgin was vandalized Saturday.

Police say between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. some vehicles intentionally spun their tires on the crosswalk, defacing the surface.

Police are treating the incident as a a hate-motivated crime.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Saugeen Shore Police Service at 519-832-2500 or anonymously Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 (TIPS).