Woman captured kicking memorial wreaths
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Woman kicking poppy wreaths captured on CCTV

Footage has been released of a woman kicking and trampling on poppy wreaths at a war memorial in Manchester.

CCTV footage released by Manchester City Council, shows a woman bending down to read messages at the memorial in St Peter's Square.

She then walks over and kicks several wreaths which commemorate the Battle of the Somme, and leaves with a friend.

A woman, in her 20s, has been arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated criminal damage, police said.