Man jailed after throwing wreaths from war memorial

A homeless man has described his actions as "bloody shameful" as he was jailed for eight weeks for throwing around 50 wreaths from a war memorial.

At Salisbury Magistrates Court Ashwani Kumar pleaded guilty to outraging public decency by vandalising the Cenotaph War Memorial in Regent Circus, Swindon.

The vandalism, at the Cenotaph War Memorial in Regent Circus, Swindon, is believed to have happened at 4.38am on Saturday.

Officers on patrol discovered that poppy wreaths had been thrown on the street in an 80-metre radius of the memorial.