Eco-warrior, 21, charged after 'spraying human poo over Captain Tom memorial' | The Sun
POLICE today charged an eco-warrior after she allegedly poured human poo over a memorial to Captain Sir Tom Moore.
Maddie Budd, 21, left the statue for the war hero covered in urine and excrement, it is said.
The university drop-out is alleged to have been staging a dirty protest against private jets.
Sir Tom, the 100-year-old World War II veteran who raised £33million for the NHS, died in February 2021.
Former medical student Budd has now been charged with criminal damage.
She is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court tomorrow.
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Budd, of Manchester, was held by the Met Police on behalf of Derbyshire Police.
The alleged stunt in Hatton, south Derbyshire, sparked outrage – including from Budd's dad.
During the first Covid lockdown from March 23, 2020, a determined Captain Tom set out to raise money for his beloved NHS.
The veteran’s aim was to walk 100 laps of the 82ft loop in his garden using a walking frame.
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He achieved his incredible feat on the morning of April 16.
The NHS champ then vowed to keep on walking while people were still donating.
As a result, Captain Tom went on to raise £32,796,355 for NHS charities – and won admirers around the globe.
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