Fathers4Justice campaigner jailed for defacing Queen’s portrait

By: Juliet
On: Wednesday, 5 February, 2014

Tim Haries is given six-month sentence for writing ‘help’ with purple paint on picture in Westminster Abbey

A Fathers4Justice campaigner has been jailed for six months for defacing a portrait of the Queen with paint in Westminster Abbey.

Tim Haries, who told jurors he vandalised the picture to highlight the “social justice issue of our time”, had denied causing criminal damage of more than £5,000 but was found guilty at London’s Southwark crown court last month.

The father of two smuggled a can of purple spray paint into the abbey on 13 June last year before writing the word “help” on the …read more

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