A 75-year-old man who threw paint at the Israeli embassy on Armistice Day said “I will probably do it again”. 

John Harvey, of Pamela Street in Hackney, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday (November 13) where he admitted to criminal damage. 

Prosecutor Adrita Ahmed said Harvey had been arrested two days earlier at the embassy in Kensington. 

She said: “He threw red paint on the gates, causing £500 worth of damage.” 

Harvey covered himself in paint while throwing it, Ms Ahmed said. 

She added: “Upon arrest he was cautioned. 

“His response to (the) caution was, ‘I will probably do it again’.” 

Harvey was bailed by Judge Daniel Sternberg on the condition he does not enter zone one unless he is attending court hearings or probation meetings. 

He will appear at the same court for sentencing on December 14.