Man arrested over attack on John Constable artwork

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LONDON (AP) — A fathers-rights group says one of its members has attacked a John Constable painting in Britain's National Gallery.

London police say a 57-year-old man was arrested at the gallery Friday after reports of an attack on "The Hay Wain."

Constable's rural scene — one of Britain's most famous artworks — was removed for treatment, but the gallery said no lasting damage had been done.

The group Fathers 4 Justice said the vandal was Paul Manning, a "desperate dad" who had stuck a picture of his son on the painting.

The attack came just after another man appeared in court, charged with spraying paint on a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey earlier this month

Tim Haries, also affiliated with Fathers 4 Justice, was bailed until September.

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