86821287 86821286 bbcArticle from BBC News website:  24 November 2015

The vandalism of Australian war graves at a cemetery in west London has been condemned as "deplorable".

The final resting places of soldiers who died in World War One were found daubed with paint at Harefield churchyard in Hillingdon on Sunday.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) described it as a deliberate act of vandalism.

A clean-up team is restoring the graves to their original condition. Police have not made any arrests.

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CWGC assistant director general Mike Bullen said: "We are extremely disappointed by this deliberate act of vandalism and deplore the actions of those responsible."

"We have a team at the cemetery now taking action to clean the headstones."

"We are in contact with the police and the Australian High Commission and New Zealand High Commission and will assist in any way we can."

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