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Broadstairs man David Skinner fined after urinating on Margate town centre war memorial in Trinity Square

A man who urinated on a war memorial in Margate has been fined £100.

David Skinner, of High Street, Broadstairs, admitted outraging public decency in Trinity Square.

The 47-year-old appeared before Medway magistrates via virtual court from Margate police station yesterday.

He was arrested after urinating on the war memorial last Tuesday.

David Skinner urinating on the war memorial in Trinity Road, Margate
David Skinner urinating on the war memorial in Trinity Road, Margate

Skinner is also charged with damaging a lock at the Oval Hotel, in Godwin Road, on Wednesday and robbing a flat in the same road on Monday.

For outraging public decency, Skinner was fined £100 and ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge.

He is due to appear before Canterbury Crown Court on Monday, March 10 in relation to the robbery charge.

In relation to the criminal damage charge, he was granted unconditional bail and is due to appear at Margate magistrates' court on Thursday, February 27.

Almost 700 names of war heroes are inscribed on the Margate war memorial, from the First World War, Second World War and more recent conflicts.

A member of the public took a picture of Skinner urinating on the tribute to the fallen last Tuesday.

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