Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Man held over Southampton Cenotaph wreath throwing sectioned

A man who was arrested after poppy wreaths were thrown from a Cenotaph has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

Police were called by passers-by to the war memorial in Watts Park, Southampton, on Friday afternoon.

Officers said a 29-year-old man from the city had been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and bailed until January while investigations continue.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police.

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