Man arrested over London war memorial graffiti

A man has been arrested on suspicion of daubing "Lee Rigby's killers should hang" on the RAF Bomber Command War Memorial in central London.

Dame Judi Dench visits the memorial in May. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A 20-year-old was held at his home in Manchester last Tuesday on suspicion of an act of criminal damage at the memorial in Green Park on June 5, Scotland Yard said.

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, was vandalised twice in just over a week following the death of Fusilier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, south east London, on May 22.

In the first incident on May 27, the word "Islam" was scrawled across the monument.Red graffiti was also found on the Animals in War Memorial in Hyde Park, which honours animals that have served and died for the British military forces.