Captain Sir Tom Moore memorial trashed by vandals

Captain Sir Tom Moore memorial trashed by vandals

Captain Sir Tom Moore memorial trashed by vandals

A memorial in Stoke-on-Trent, which honours Captain Sir Tom Moore and the city’s coronavirus victims has been vandalised.

Captain Sir Tom Moore captured the hearts of the nation when he raised more than 32m for the NHS during the first coronavirus lockdown.

He sadly died in February, aged 100.

The memorial was first unveiled in March, but according to reports, vandals have already destroyed two plaques.

Both plaques had inscriptions which read:

“In memory of the People of Stoke-on-Trent, Front Line Workers & Volunteers who died during the 2020-21 Covid-19 pandemic.'”

They also include a quote from Sir Tom, saying: “The sun will shine on you again and the clouds will go away.”

A wreath laid to commemorate victims of the pandemic was also torn apart.

Locals have described the behaviour as “disgusting and disrespectful”.

This comes two months after a man was arrested over an offensive tweet concerning Captain Sir Tom Moore.

Since his death, Sir Tom’s daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore has urging people to create their own challenges to raise money for charity.

She has also revealed to host a celebration of Captain Sir Tom Moore’s life on April 30, which would have been his 101st birthday.

Ms Ingram Moore has asked the public to “save the date,” adding that an event held the same day will “truly celebrate his generosity of spirit, the hope and joy he brought to millions and his sense of fun.

She has thanked the majority of the public for their ongoing support and compassion.

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