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CCTV footage from cameras linked to the RAF Club in Piccadilly opposite the Bomber Command memorial shows a man approaching it between 3.10am and 3.20am on Monday.
The new images released shows a man suspected of being responsible for the graffiti-desecration of the £7.5 million 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.
The RAF Benevolent Fund has tweeted its thanks to those who have supported the fund after the RAF Bomber Command War Memorial in central London was daubed with graffiti.
Metropolitan police have said the graffiti on the RAF Bomber Command War Memorial and the Animals in War Memorial in central London is being treated as criminal damage.
In a statement, they said:
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 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."
An 89-year-old war veteran has said he will stand at the Bomber Command monument in London's Green Park until spray paint defacing the memorial has been removed.
Douglas Radcliffe MBE, the Secretary of the Bomber Command Association, told ITV News that he was "very disturbed" by the act of vandalism and said he could not understand why anyone would deface the honour.