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Man admits Plymouth Hoe war memorial graffiti

Plymouth War Memorial
Image caption A member of the public alerted police about the criminal damage

A man has admitted daubing graffiti on the base of a war memorial on Plymouth's seafront.

David Warwick, 47, of Albert Road, in the Stoke area, was arrested after the word "anarchy" was found daubed on the memorial on Plymouth Hoe on 17 August.

He given a conditional discharge after admitting one count of criminal damage at Plymouth Magistrates' Court.

He was also ordered to pay £90 compensation and £85 costs, the court said.

Police began an investigation after a member of the public spotted the graffiti.

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