Suspect arrested in Churchill memorial vandalism

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 | 11:29 a.m. CDT

FULTON — A suspect has been arrested in the vandalism of a Winston Churchill memorial at Westminster College.

Vandals defaced a section of the Berlin Wall, a bronze statue of Churchill and a 300-year-old English church late last month.

Westminster College representatives said they would host a news conference Wednesday afternoon with police to discuss the the suspect's arrest and the ongoing investigation.

British Prime Minister Churchill delivered his famous "Iron Curtain" speech at Westminster College in 1946.

The Churchill memorial includes the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, which was built in London in the 17th century, shipped overseas brick by brick and rebuilt at the Fulton college in the 1960s. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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