Will yobs ever leave this charity alone?

Memorial weeping willow tree stolen from Scope, Halfiax.'From the left, David Smith, service manager Peter Wardhaugh and David Oakes.

Memorial weeping willow tree stolen from Scope, Halfiax.'From the left, David Smith, service manager Peter Wardhaugh and David Oakes.

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THEIR memorial tree was stolen, then the replacement was hacked down. Now a charity has even had its pot plants stolen.

Scope, in Clare Road in Halifax, has been attacked yet again, this time by yobs who have taken window boxes full of freshley-potted plants and flowers.

Peter Wardhaugh, service manager at the charity, said all the plants were either ready to be or had been potted or planted by the people they help.

“I’m saddened that yet again people are destroying work that other people have done and plants they’ve donated,” he said.

“It obviously shows that this person or people have no sense of community spirit or respect.”

The Courier reported only last week how the charity’s memorial tree was attacked less than 24 hours after it was planted to replace one that was stolen.

The tree had been donated by Trees of Light after hearing that the first memorial tree was uprooted.

Scope, which provides educational, therapeutic and recreational activities for people with physical difficulties and other disabilities, says it has CCTV footage of the yobs who attacked the tree, which they hope will help catch the culprits.

Anyone with information about any of the damage or the theft should call police on 0845 6060606 or CrimeStoppers, where information be passed on anonymously, on 0800 555111.