Poppy thug

How dare he? Man throws war memorial poppy wreath into the middle of a busy Wigan road

Shocking images of a man throwing a poppy wreath from a war memorial into the road in Wigan have emerged online.


The images captured by Wigan resident Hannah Wood show the man, who has not been identified, reaching over a fence in Manchester Road, Ince, before picking up a poppy wreath and throwing it into the road. The incident is believed to have taken place this morning (Friday). Wigan Councillor John Hilton, who is a member of the Royal British Legion, said: "I am disgusted with this. People like this beggar belief. We have some of the nicest cenotaphs and memorials here in Wigan."

The man approaches the war memorial in Ince
The man approaches the war memorial in Ince
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He heads towards the war memorial
He heads towards the war memorial
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He is clearly lurking with intent
He is clearly lurking with intent
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He reaches over the fence to get to the poppy wreaths
He reaches over the fence to get to the poppy wreaths
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