‘Awful’: Vandals trash Sir Captain Tom Moore’s memorial plaque

Abbianca Makoni
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Captain Sir Tom Moore (PA Wire)
Captain Sir Tom Moore (PA Wire)

Sick vandals have trashed a memorial for coronavirus victims and a plaque commemorating Captain Sir Tom Moore.

Flowers were torn out of a wreath dedicated to more than 700 residents who have lost their lives in Stoke-on-Trent, on Wednesday.

Yobs also wrecked a plaque dedicated to NHS fundraising hero Captain Sir Tom Moore, just days after it was installed in a “memorial area” of Fenton Park.

The dedicated area also features a fruit tree and a bench commemorating healthcare workers.

Captain Sir Tom was an avid campaigner who walked 100 laps of his garden during the first lockdown, raising almost £33m for NHS charities.

The 100-year-old died in hospital in February after being diagnosed with the Covid-19.

One resident, Anna Williams, 34, told Stoke on Trent Live, that the vandalism was “awful”.

“The plaque with Captain Tom on being destroyed is horrible, I can’t believe it, it’s awful,” she said.

“This was a nice place for people to come. We come here every day and always see people having a look around,” she added.

Locals have taken to social media to air their frustration at the “disgusting” vandalism.

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