A woman accused of urinating on a war memorial as the nation marked the centenary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme has been arrested.Police detained the 42-year-old after pictures emerged of a blonde suspect bending down to relieve herself near to poppy wreaths laid in memory of the fallen. The shocking stills began circulating on social media as the rest of the country commemorated the brave men who lost their lives at the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago.
The woman is seen squatting over the cenotaph in Grays, Essex with a can of what appears to be an alcoholic drink by her side. People are seen sitting near the woman while a car waits on a zebra crossing.
Cops arrested the woman on suspicion of outraging public decency and is awaiting questioning in custody. The town’s Royal British Legion (RBL) branch has condemned the woman – and called the act “totally disgusting”.