The war graves have been defaced with spray paint at a London cemetery. Photo: @CllrJanePalmer / Twitter

Anzac war graves dedicated to New Zealand soldiers who died in the
First World War have been defaced with spray paint at a London cemetery.
Local
councillor Jane Palmer was moved to tears when she discovered the
vandalism yesterday at Harefield churchyard in Hillingdon, west London.
She took photos of the graffiti attack and reported it to police.

There are 120 First World War graves at Harefield Park (St.
Mary) Churchyard for Kiwi and mainly Australian troops who died at the
nearby No. 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital.
Each grave is marked by scroll shaped headstones, chosen by the staff and patients at the hospital.
“In
tears this morning at this desecration,” Ms Palmer wrote as she posted
photographs of the desecration on social media yesterday.