York & North Yorkshire

York man in court over Clifford's Tower graffiti

Clifford's Tower in York
Image caption Clifford's Tower was built in 1068 in the reign of William the Conqueror

A man has appeared in court charged with causing £2,500 worth of criminal damage after graffiti was daubed on the landmark Clifford's Tower in York.

Adam James Blythe, 31, of St Mary's, York, was arrested on Tuesday after the 11th-century castle was vandalised.

He was also charged with causing criminal damage to York Crown Court and a statue of Constantine the Great, near York Minster.

He has been bailed by York magistrates ahead of a hearing on 13 April.

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