DISRESPECTFUL VANDALS DEFACE WAR MEMORIAL IN NEWPORT

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As the country fights the biggest crisis since World War II, disrespectful vandals have defaced a memorial to those who served their country and paid the ultimate sacrifice.

The war memorial at Furrlongs, just off Coppins Bridge, is made up of 4 silhouettes of soldiers.

Disgustingly, the metal figures have been graffitied with ‘wassup’ spray painted across one of the silhouettes.

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Islanders have already expressed their anger at the act, which is assumed to have been carried out by young persons unknown.

Anyone with information about this incident can contact Police on 101.

 

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Des
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Absolute scumbags.

Knighton
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One can bet that they are charity kept, paid for by tax credits, or universal credits now, have parents claiming subsidised rent and council tax, work a few if any hours, and claim to be single parents, whilst dealing in drugs.

Several of the criteria will likely fit, if not all. One doesn’t ‘have’ to be Poriot to deduce the odds of such.

Tis a shame that it is the elderly, who are most decent people taken by CV.

Shazza
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Wow !!slam the people down that had no choice but claim benefits at this crucial time and has worked all their life. I think you ought to stop pointing the fingers and actually think about that comment?? As kids of today don’t actually know or heard of the word wossup it’s more of a 80/90s saying. Please be kind

Mark
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There’s a distinction from the long term benefit scroungers who refuse to work and are unemployable, and those who may have to turn to it because of the Covid-19 virus crisis. I think the people who did this are sick, probably get free methadone from the chemists or steal alcohol from supermarkets, absolute scum, whether on benefits or not.

Mary
Mary
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What a disgrace to young men who lost there lives for us and at a time the services are under pressure when convicted they should be named and shamed

Jenny
Jenny
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What low life and the parents will be proud of them

Clare
Clare
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Scum dragged up by scum, it’s a national problem now, sad…

Concerned of Wootton
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We all know that the enforced change to normal routines is affecting everybody, but why do morons think it is acceptable to deface this war memorial?
I wonder if the same people would actually join the forces if we were threatened with war – probably not.
When the perpetrators are caught, don’t fine them, or caution them, make them repair the damage done, during the day so everyone can see them! Now, that would be justice!

Shirley Garrad
Shirley Garrad
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Three of these men are my 3 great uncles ,who gave there lives for the little shits that have done this , disgusting.

Saddened
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Whoever did this clearly does not understand anything about social responsibility. There is little hope for their future unless they reflect on this awful act of disrespect and do the right thing and own up and clean up.

Wayne
Wayne
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I just can’t believe how ignorant and disgusting some people are

Nige
Nige
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Since this sooooo called lock down was put in force there seams to be a lot of crime all of a sudden…. clearly the parents have no control of what there little s***s are doing so perhaps the military should step in and kick there assess or make the lock down more severe

Islander
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When these people are found out name and shame them, see if they think it’s funny when it’s too dangerous for them to walk out there front door.
No respect for anything or anyone nowadays.
I’m sure even if they were found out which is highly unlikely, it would be a tap on the wrist and “dont do it again”

Me2you
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Whoever did this is pathetic, they should (if caught) be named and shamed and made to clean the figures at their expense on top of any fine etc. My assumption is bored kids who since the “lockdown ” have no one to pick on, bully, rob etc.

Working Person
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Disrespectful disgusting behaviour, hope the parents are proud of their offspring. Regardless of who they are, age wise they should be named and shamed and then made to clean it up for everyone to see.

Jack
Jack
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Unbelievable

James S
James S
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Truly disgusting and disrespectful behaviour, however it’s premature to ‘assume’ the age of the vandals “which is assumed to have been carried out by young persons unknown” – nothing less than shoddy journalism which creates divide in communities at a time more than ever where we need to be partnered together

VENTNOR
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Must have CCTV

Munch
Munch
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Put them in a army barracks for a week

Munch
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I’ve just read a article from the connexion about a Chelsea pensioner Frank mouquè a D day veteran who has been rushed to hospital with cv this week and is seriously ill so these little scum bags should take one step back and think of this man who gave up & lost so much for them and get back down there and scrub them clean my respect go’s to Frank mouquè thank you frank

N/a
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A weeks not long enough, 2 years National service then on the front line with bullets whizzing around their head. See how hard and brave they become then…
Scum……

Munch
Munch
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I’ve just read a article from the connexion about a Chelsea pensioner Frank mouquè a D day veteran who has been rushed to hospital with Cv this week and is seriously ill so these little scum bags should take one step back and think of this man who gave up &lost so much for them and get back down there and scrub them clean my respect go’s to Frank mouquè thank you Frank

Truebritt.
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These sick bastards should be put against a wall and shot for their actions. Like the war, this is a time when we all pull together.

Kay
Kay
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I’d give them 2 years national service for that offence, might wake them up and do them some good

Remus
Remus
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Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr my blood is f*****g boiling

Edward dabell
Edward dabell
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No ” worries” Kelly” nobody gives a shite

Bob Frapples
Bob Frapples
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When scum breed with scum the result is scum it’s time to stop the cycle

Kevin Gray
Kevin Gray
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Shame this terrible virus don’t just effect the low life ,would make staying indoors 3 months a pleasure,as usual it’s lack of respect and low principles,even mother nature has had enough.

Munch
Munch
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I reported on Saturday that Chelsea pensioner Frank mouquè had been rushed to hospital with Cv and was seriously ill sadly Frank mouquè a real war hero passed away on Saturday aged 95 rip Frank your country salutes you

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