Criminal damage charge after Queen's portrait defaced

A man has been charged with criminal damage after this portrait of the Queen in Westminster Abbey was defaced with paint.

The portrait at Westminster Abbey before it was defaced. Credit: ITV News

Tim Haries, 41, from Doncaster in South Yorkshire, will appear at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court today charged with criminal damage over £5000.

The painting, by artist Ralph Heimans, had been on display in the Chapter House for a few weeks before it was vandalised.

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Man bailed over Queen picture

An electrician has reportedly been bailed after appearing at Westminster Magistrates Court charged with defacing a portrait of the Queen in Westminster Abbey. Tim Haries from Doncaster was charged with with criminal damage over £5000.