War memorial at St John at Hackney church vandalised

A woman has been arrested after the war memorial in Hackney Wick was vandalised. Picture: Met Police

A woman has been arrested after the war memorial in Hackney Wick was vandalised. Picture: Met Police. - Credit: Archant

Wreaths laid in memory of Hackney’s war dead were chucked across the ground at St John at Hackney church last night in a shocking act of vandalism.

Wreaths placed on the memorial were thrown across the ground. Picture: Met Police

Wreaths placed on the memorial were thrown across the ground. Picture: Met Police - Credit: Archant

Police were called to the gardens in Churchwell Path after reports that a woman was destroying the memorial.

One woman was arrested over the incident and after combing the area for evidence, officers cleaned up and restored the memorial to pay their respect to the fallen.

After gathering evidence, Hackney officers cleaned up the mess and restored the memorial. Picture: M

After gathering evidence, Hackney officers cleaned up the mess and restored the memorial. Picture: Met Police. - Credit: Archant