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Climate change activist who defiled Sir Tom Moore statue jailed

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Madeleine Budd, 21, defaced the monument to the 100-year-old World War Two veteran, who raised £33million for the NHS during lockdown.

Madeleine Budd, 21, defaced the monument to the 100-year-old World War Two veteran, who raised £33million for the NHS during the lockdown.

She was pictured as she carried out the stunt in Hatton, Derbyshire, last Friday.

The former medical student, of Manchester, admitted criminal damage at London’s Westminster Magistrates Court.

Jordan Pratt, prosecuting, described the crime as “abhorrent”.

Budd who had been living in a van in Enfield, Middlesex, was remanded in custody and the hearing adjourned until October 25.

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