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Soap suds mar tribute to war dead

VANDALS have poured soap suds into a waterfall decorated with 8,000 hand-crocheted poppies as part of a town’s tribute to its war dead.

People in Ramsgate, Kent, were ‘angry and ashamed’ after many of the poppies in place for Remembrance Sunday were damaged after washing up liquid was added on Monday night. Local knitters spent months creating the floral display to mark the centenary of the end of World War I.

Before: The hand-crocheted poppies in place at the waterfall in Ramsgate PICTURES: TRIANGLE

Resident Glenys Miller fumed on Facebook: ‘Without these people you would not be alive today. Shame on you.’ Thanet district council is cleaning up the site and, after a similar stunt in 2015, considering installing CCTV.