Woman charged after human waste poured over memorial of Captain Sir Tom Moore in Derbyshire

The memorial of Captain Sir Tom Moore Credit: ITV Central

A 21-year-old woman has been charged after human waste was poured over a memorial to Captain Sir Tom Moore in Hatton in Derbyshire.

Madeleine Budd of Kedleston Avenue, Manchester, was arrested by the Metropolitan Police on behalf of Derbyshire Police on Sunday 2 October and has now been charged with criminal damage.

She is set to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court tomorrow (Tuesday 4 October).

The memorial of Captain Sir Tom in Derbyshire was defaced in protest against the use of private jets in the UK yesterday (2 October).

A video of the incident has appeared on the campaign group End UK Private Jets' social media pages.

End UK Private Jets is a group protesting against luxurious and unnecessary carbon emissions, focusing on the use of private jets in the UK.

Captain Sir Tom rose to prominence during the Covid-19 pandemic when he embarked on a quest to complete 100 walks around his garden in a bid to help raise money for NHS Charities.

By the time he turned 100 years old, he had raised £32.79 million.

Captain Sir Tom was knighted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle, in July 2020, and he received more than 150,000 cards on the occasion of his 100th birthday.

He died on February 2, 2021, at Bedford Hospital.