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Police release image of memorial vandalism suspect

War statues daubed with white paint, causing 'anger and offence'

29 January, 2019 — By Tom Foot

CCTV image of the suspect

A SERIES of war statues were daubed with white paint by a mystery vandal.

Detectives have released an image of the man they are investigating for damage to the Bomber Command memorial in Green Park, Piccadilly, last Sunday.

Police also received reports of damage to the Allies Statue of Winston Churchill and Franklin D Roosevelt in New Bond Street.

The Bomber Command memorial daubed with white paint

The Canada Memorial in Green Park, The Royal Marine Memorial in The Mall and the Yvonne Fletcher memorial in St James’s Square were also hit by the white paint protest.

Detective Inspector Dave Watkinson said: “These crimes have understandably caused anger and offence and we are working hard to identify and apprehend those responsible.

“Our enquiries are moving at pace and I urge anyone who saw anything suspicious at the locations concerned to contact us.”

No arrests have been made.

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