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Man to appear in court over criminal damage to painting

A Rothko painting was defaced at the Tate Modern art gallery on Sunday. Credit: Twitter/@WrightTG

A man's expected in court charged with criminal damage after a Mark Rothko painting was defaced at London's Tate Modern gallery.

Wlodzimierz Umaniec, 26, also known as Vladimir Umanets, was charged with one count of criminal damage in excess of £5,000 and is due to appear before magistrates at Camberwell Green this morning.

The Polish national, of no fixed abode, was arrested after the mural was vandalised on Sunday.