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21 year old charged over war memorial graffiti

A worker stands behind a sign covering the graffiti on Bomber Command in Green Park in June Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

21 year old Daniel James Smith from Salford in Lancashire has been charged with criminal damage to the Bomber Command memorial on Park Lane, in June.

The unemployed man will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court tomorrow morning, 1 November.

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.

Bomber Command War Memorial vandalised again

The Bomber Command Memorial has been vandalised for the second time in a week Credit: RAF

The Bomber Command Memorial has been targeted by vandals for the second time in a week.

Though work is currently underway to remove the graffiti, the RAF say the cost of this is taken from the RAF Benevolent Fund.

A spokesman said: "The RAF Benevolent Fund exists to provide welfare for past and present RAF personnel and their dependents who are in need; this latest attack will once again divert much needed resources away from our primary purpose."

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