Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Southampton Cenotaph poppy wreaths 'thrown by man'

Watts Park Cenotaph Image copyright Georgie Smith
Image caption A man was apparently seen hurling the wreaths from the steps of the war memorial

A man has been arrested after a number of poppy wreaths were apparently thrown from the Cenotaph in Southampton.

The incident in Watts Park was reported to police by passers-by who filmed a man removing the wreaths from the steps of the war memorial.

The footage shows a man kicking the floral tributes before then throwing them at about 15:30 GMT on Friday.

Police said a 29-year-old man from the city was arrested earlier on suspicion of criminal damage.

Image copyright Georgie Smith
Image caption The wreaths were filmed being left strewn across the pavement in the city centre park

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites