Thieves target plants in memorial garden

Lee Parr and the floral tribute to his father in Euxton
Lee Parr and the floral tribute to his father in Euxton
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A furious Chorley man is outraged after thieves repeatedly targeted two memorial gardens.

Lee Parr, from Euxton, is furious after the memorial gardens on Old Dawber’s Lane and Dawber’s Lane in the

village were targeted by thieves.

Both of the gardens have had plants stolen from them on three occasions in as many weeks.

The tribute garden on Old Dawber’s Lane was made by Euxton Parish Council for Lee’s Dad Jim, who passed away. Mr Parr said: “I’m disgusted that somebody would do this. It first happened about a month ago.

“I hope members of the public can come forward if they have any information.

“I want these people named and shamed and their names given to the police.”

Parish Coun Aidy Riggott said: “I am horrified to hear of further instances of the theft of plants from this flowerbed.

“Whilst there is obviously a cost to Parish Council of replanting, my over-riding concern is the grief this must be causing to Mr Parr’s family.”

Katrina Reed, chair of the Parish Council, added: “I visited the log planter on Old Dawber’s Lane to find that the planter had been vandalised together with the one on Dawbers Lane.

“It would appear that these are the only two to be targeted.

“I can only pass on the Parish Council’s

commiserations and that the restocking will take place as soon as we can contact the relevant contractor.”