A woman is set to appear in court after being accused of pouring faeces over a memorial for the late Sir Captain Tom.

21-year-old Madeline Budd from Manchester was arrested by the Metropolitan Police in central London on Sunday.

Sir Captain Tom Moore’s memorial defaced

The arrest follows a video that was posted to social media which showed human faeces being poured over the memorial for Sir Captain Tom in Thistley Meadow, Hatton, south Derbyshire.

Budd was charged with criminal damage by the Derbyshire Police on Monday.

She is set to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday morning.

Sir Tom became a national treasure during the Covid lockdown when he raised almost £33m for NHS charities during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic by walking laps of his garden aged 100.

He was later knighted by the Queen before he died in February 2021.