A MEMORIAL to murdered Wiltshire-born police officer Yvonne Fletcher in St James’ Square in London was targeted by vandals.

Five memorials and statues were damaged.

Detectives are investigating after white paint was found splashed over the Bomber Command Memorial, in London’s Green Park on Sunday night. Scotland Yard were told of four similar incidents the following day.

The targets also included the “Allies Statue” statue of Second World War prime minister Sir Winston Churchill and his US counterpart Franklin D Roosevelt in New Bond Street, the Canada Memorial in Green Park, and the Royal Marines Graspan Memorial on The Mall.

The Metropolitan Police said all incidents are being treated as linked.

Detectives are trawling through CCTV and appealing for information and witnesses. No arrests have been made.

Detective Inspector Dave Watkinson said: “These crimes have understandably caused anger and offence and we are working hard to identify and apprehend those responsible.”

PC Fletcher was killed as she policed a demonstration against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi outside the Libyan People’s Bureau in St James’s Square on April 17 1984.

Her funeral was held at Salisbury Cathedral.