Police investigating the damage of London war memorials have released CCTV of a man with a “distinctive gait” who they are hoping to track down.

The clips show the suspect at around the time of the attacks with what appears to be white paint splashed onto his trousers.

The Bomber Command memorial in Green Park was vandalised on January 20.

The next day, police also received reports of damage to the ‘Allies Statue’ of Winston Churchill and Franklin D Roosevelt in New Bond Street, the Canada Memorial in Green Park, The Royal Marine Memorial in The Mall and the Yvonne Fletcher memorial in St James’s Square.

The man was spotted with white paint splashed on his clothes in the area (Metropolitan Police)

In all cases white paint had been splashed on the memorials and paint was also found on a shop window on Old Bond Street.

Detective Inspector David Watkinson, who is leading the investigation, said: “We have exhausted all operational lines of inquiry and have now released this footage as part of our sustained effort to identify the person responsible for this wanton vandalism.

The Bomber Command memorial in Green Park was vandalised on January 20 (Jeremy Selwyn)

“The individual in the CCTV, who we believe to be male, has a distinct gait and we want to people to think carefully about whether they can identify him.

“People have had a strong reaction to the damage caused to these important memorials which are part of our culture and heritage.

A statue of Winston Churchill in Mayfair was also daubed with white paint (Jeremy Selwyn)

“We are committed to doing everything we can to bring the perpetrator to justice.

“The route we believe was taken by the suspect is usually very busy and they are likely to have been seen by a number of people.

“If you travelling on public transport and remember seeing someone with white paint on their clothes, please call us. It isn’t too late to share information.”


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