Ralph Heimans portrait of the Queen
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Queen's portrait defaced with spray paint in Westminster Abbey

A portrait of the Queen in Westminster Abbey has been defaced with spray paint, an abbey spokesman has said.

A 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after being detained by security guards at the abbey, Scotland Yard said.

Campaign group Fathers4Justice said it thought a member was responsible but the protest was not official.

Lord Harris of Peckham, gave the Abbey the portrait, and described the vandalism as "devastating".

  • 13 Jun 2013
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