Hartlepool family left heartbroken after vandals destroy memorial tree

Hartlepool family left heartbroken after vandals destroy memorial tree
 

0 Have your say A family has been left distressed after vandals destroyed a tree planted in memory of a much-loved man who died of cancer.
The 14ft-tall mature silver birch was planted for the family of Alan West in Hartlepool’s Burn Valley Gardens.
But Alan’s widow Pat West, 66, was left heartbroken after someone hacked it down close to the base just three weeks after being planted.
Alan, who was a keen gardener and nature lover, died after a short battle with cancer last October just two weeks before his and Pat’s 45th anniversary.
Pat said of the vandalism: “I has really hurt that it had... read more

 
13 May 2016 in Regional North East, Views: 30
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