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Man charged over memorial graffiti

Lee Rigby

A man has been charged with scrawling graffiti about fusilier Lee Rigby's murder on the RAF Bomber Command War Memorial in central London.

Daniel James Smith, 21, of Grecian Street North, Salford, Lancashire, is accused of causing criminal damage to the memorial in Green Park on June 5.

Unemployed Smith will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court tomorrow morning.

The memorial, which was created to remember the thousands of RAF crew who lost their lives in the Second World War, was vandalised twice in just over a week following the murder of Drummer Rigby in Woolwich, south east London, on May 22.

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