Lawrence plaque incident arrests

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage following an incident at the Stephen Lawrence memorial plaque.

Police arrested two teenagers after an incident at the Stephen Lawrence memorial plaque in London
Police arrested two teenagers after an incident at the Stephen Lawrence memorial plaque in London

The Metropolitan Police said the incident at the plaque on Well Hall Road, south east London, happened at around 12:40am yesterday.

The men, aged 18 and 19, were taken into custody and have been bailed until May 29.

It is believed that a flowerpot containing flowers was broken and that the plaque was spat at.

Officers from Greenwich borough are investigating, police said.