Man sentenced for vandalism of Bomber Command War Memorial

28/11/2013

Daniel James Smith, 21, was sentenced today to 12 weeks in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court for vandalising a war memorial in Central London in June of this year. He pleaded guilty on 1 November to one count of criminal damage and one count of racially aggravated criminal damage.

Baljit Ubhey, CPS London Chief Crown Prosecutor, said: "This was an appalling act of vandalism which defaced the memorial to the thousands of men who lost their lives in the Second World War flying for RAF Bomber Command.

"I hope that this prosecution will serve as a warning that such behaviour will not be tolerated in our city.

"As the Hate Crime Champion for the CPS I am committed to ensuring that CPS London works with its police partners to tackle this type of behaviour."