Man 'defaces' war memorial

We've had reports that the Bomber Command memorial in central London has been defaced.

Reward offered to catch vandals

A reward has been offered to help catch the vandals who attacked two war memorials.

Crimestoppers, the crime-fighting charity, said it is offering a potentially substantial reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for vandalising the RAF Bomber Command War Memorial and the Animals in War Memorial in Hyde Park, both in London.

The RAF Bomber Command War Memorial, which was created to remember the thousands of RAF crew who lost their lives in the Second World War, in Green Park was vandalised twice in just over a week, this time with the words "Lee Rigby's killers should hang" daubed in red paint..

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CCTV shows suspect appearing to graffiti war memorial

CCTV footage showing a man standing next to the Bomber Command Memorial.

New CCTV images have been released showing a man suspected of being responsible for the graffiti-desecration of the £7.5 million Bomber Command memorial.

The man is captured moving in and out of shot next to the memorial, based in Green Park, in the early hours on Monday.

The monument to the 55,573 Bomber Command veterans lost in the Second World War, which was opened by the Queen last June, had the word “Islam” sprayed on it in red paint.

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Two London memorials are defaced

The spray paint has been covered at the Bomber Command monument
The spray paint has been covered at the Bomber Command monument Credit: ITN

Two London war memorials have been defaced by vandals.

The Bomber Command monument in Green Park and the Animals In War memorial were spray-painted overnight. Police are investigating.

Douglas Radcliffe at the memorial
Douglas Radcliffe at the memorial Credit: ITN

Douglas Radcliffe is the Secretary of the Bomber Command Association. He says he's standing at the moment until the graffiti is removed.

He went on to say "I'm very disturbed of course. I can't relate to who's done it."

"If we knew it was going to happen we would have taken some reserve."

The Animals In War memorial covered over
The Animals In War memorial covered over Credit: ITN
The words on the memorial have been crossed out in red spray paint
The words on the memorial have been crossed out in red spray paint Credit: ITN

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Reports of damage to Bomber Command memorial

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Annoyed to see someone's scrawled "Islam" on the bomber command memorial at green park this morning

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The Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park defaced by some idiot. Won't tweet image. Prefer to read this http://t.co/9nSr9zqBk1

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Bomber Command memorial In Green Park defaced. Hard to believe really