The mother of Logan Carrie, the nine-year-old who was tragically killed on the A92, says she has been left heartbroken after vandals wrecked a memorial created in his honour.
Sionaid Brown called the callus act “a disgrace” which, she says, has left the family distraught.”
Vandals ripped flowers and shrubs from specially built planters and ornamental features which are situated outside Cadham Pharmacy, scattering them across the pavement.
The heartless attack is thought to have taken place overnight between Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, has left the community dismayed.
The memorial to the youngster, who was tragically killed whilst attempting to cross the busy A92 trunk road in February 2015, was paid for by the generous cash donations made by local residents in the wake of the tragedy,
“I don’t understand who anyone could do such a terrible thing,” said mum Sionaid.
“It’s heartbreaking to see, especially after so many people were so generous and supportive.”
Bernadette Brown, who runs Cadham Pharmacy, discovered the damage when she arrived to open up on Saturday morning.
“It’s truly shocking and disgusting that someone could be so disrespectful,” she said.
“I’m outraged by such a senseless act and there are already a lot of very angry residents, it’s disgusting.
“The police say they will come on Monday to discuss the damage, so I’ve a good mind to leave the mess where it is so all of the community can see just what some individuals think is acceptable behaviour.”
The cost of the memorial was paid for out of contributions made to a collection organised by the pharmacy following the boy’s death.
“We had money left over after we’d made a donation to the family and they agreed with idea of putting something at the shopping precinct, especially as Sionaid does some voluntary work at the pharmacy.” explained Bernadette.
“I just hope now that we catch those responsible, this is totally unacceptable.”
Police confirmed that they had been made aware of the damage and have appealed for anyone who saw anything that might relate to the damage to contact them by calling 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.