Captain Sir Tom Moore Memorial Trashed By Vandals

A Captain Sir Tom Moore memorial has been trashed by vandals weeks after being constructed. 

The plaque, which was placed in Fenton Park, Stoke-on-Trent, displays a quote from the 100-year-old who raised millions of pounds for the NHS last year by walking laps of his garden.

Residents have been left outraged, with one local dubbing it ‘disgusting and disrespectful’.

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They told Stoke-on-Trent Live: “It’s disgusting and disrespectful when people have lost people to coronavirus. I hope they find out who is responsible.

“We know a few people who have died through COVID-19 and it’s not nice. We should be grateful that the council chose to put a memorial in Fenton Park as it’s good to have it in Fenton.”

Another resident told the outlet: “People have no respect anymore. This is a lovely bench to remember people after the year we have had and it’s a shame that somebody has done this to it.”

Captain Sir Tom Moore died earlier this year after a short battle with coronavirus.

His devastated family then spoke out about how they had hidden ‘horrific’ trolling from him before he passed away.

The war veteran took a holiday to Barbados in the middle of the pandemic which sparked lots of ‘hateful’ comments from trolls.

His daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore, said: “We never told him because I don’t think he could have ever understood it.

“I think it would have broken his heart honestly if we’d said to him people are hating us.”

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@captainsirtom

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Written by Aimee Walker

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