Tim Haries leaves Westminster Magistrates' Court
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Man in court over defaced Queen painting

A man accused of defacing a painting of the Queen in Westminster Abbey has appeared in court in central London.

Tim Haries, 41, from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, is accused of causing more than £5,000 worth of criminal damage.

The oil painting on canvas by Ralph Heimans, which went on display in the Chapter House in May, was completed last year for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations and depicts the Queen in state dress.

Philippa Young reports.

  • 14 Jun 2013