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7/7 memorial vandalised in London on anniversary of the 2005 attacks

The graffiti said “4 innocent Muslims” and “Blair lied thousands died”.

POLICE IN LONDON are investigating after the memorial for the events of 7 July 2005 was vandalised overnight.

The attack on the memorial in Hyde Park in central London took place nine years to the day after the bombings by Islamic extremists which left 52 people dead and more than 700 injured.

The Metropolitan Police were alerted by a member of the public shortly before 3.30am today to the vandalism on the 52 pillars, which represent each of the people who died.

The graffiti consisted of several short sentences written in red and black paint saying “4 innocent Muslims” and “Blair lied thousands died”. It has already been cleaned off.

A memorial service is due to take place at the site in Hyde Park later today.

Police said there have been no arrests but the investigation is ongoing, and urged anyone with information to contact them.

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