‘Scum’ trash town’s war memorial

Eastwood war memorial trashed by yobs. Maria Kirk and Ivan Dunstan who has a family mambers name on the memorial and eastwood mayor cllr Brian Griffin.
Eastwood war memorial trashed by yobs. Maria Kirk and Ivan Dunstan who has a family mambers name on the memorial and eastwood mayor cllr Brian Griffin.

HEARTLESS yobs branded ‘scum’ by the Royal British Legion have trashed the Eastwood War Memorial.

Mindless thugs ripped the wreaths off and left them scattered in bits on the floor, kicked at the pillars leaving boot marks, smashed glass all over the floor, cracked the troughs and even snapped little wooden crosses placed in them by children at last year’s Remembrance Day service.

British Legion member Maria Kirk said: “I’m so angry. I work for the town wherever I can, but when we have got scum here that do that sort of thing, I am done.

“I think it’s absolutely disgraceful. It has upset me to think that this has happened to something that we take great pride in.”

Mrs Kirk said some sort of substance has been poured or sprayed onto the plaques and one of the cracked troughs had been personally bought by a member of the British legion.

“It has angered, disturbed and upset me,” she said.

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