‘Low lifes’ vandalise memorial website for younger man killed in bike crash



A GRIEVING household have been left shocked and livid after flowers and bulbs planted at a memorial bench had been destroyed.

Rhys Campbell died in a bike accident on the B1348 east of Seton Sands Vacation Village in April on the age of simply 21.

To commemorate his life, his household arrange a memorial bench at a beachside spot close to the crash website.

Margaret Duncan, Rhys’ grandmother, informed the Courier on Tuesday that the daffodil bulbs that had been planted there had been dug up, and the vegetation within the pots across the bench pulled out.

Margaret, from Edinburgh, mentioned: “These individuals who did this are absolute low lifes.

“The bench wasn’t bothering anyone.

“We had put it in ourselves, solely weeks in the past, with permission from East Lothian Council, with our personal cash to have a spot the place we may go and be with him and communicate to him.”

“It’s not prefer it’s in the course of a whole lot of housing, it’s out of the best way, no person is ever round.”

“We had been getting it prepared for us all to go there to mark what would have been his 22nd birthday on the finish of October.

“Somebody should know who did it.

And he or she added: “Rhys was my boy and I cherished him to bits. He was so fashionable and sort. He did every thing for everybody.

“Why would anybody really feel the necessity to destroy his memorial?”

The bulbs had been changed and replanted by relations.

There’s additionally a memorial to Rhys on the level on the street the place the crash passed off, with flowers and mementoes from family members.