'Scumbags' vandalise Chislehurst memorial bench

News Shopper: The bench, dedicated to Lee Grant Asseter, in Belmont fields The bench, dedicated to Lee Grant Asseter, in Belmont fields

"Scumbags" have vandalised a Chislehurst memorial bench, dedicated to Lee Grant Asseter - a young local man who died of an asthma attack.

Lee died at his home at the age of 26 after suffering the attack in 2002.

Mike Pinchen was walking his dog in Belmont fields, Belmont Lane, on the morning of May 5 when he came across the bench.

The member of Friends of Belmont Open Space said: "The memorial bench to Lee Grant Asseter had been vandalised.

"The scumbags desecrated this site by what seems a botched job of trying to remove the bench - maybe they wanted it for their garden, or maybe because it is in the main made of steel, and they hoped to get the scrap value of it in money.

"Well what wonderful people they are. The incident has been reported to the council, which hopefully will put the appropriate measures in place to restore it."

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2:59pm Fri 9 May 14

kentlad says...

This is very sad to see especially as friends and family who knew Lee contributed to having this bench installed. Lee was a blinding bloke and liked by everyone he always had a smile on his face :)

If the vandals are caught i think they should pay for the damages and given some community service - picking up dog poo on the field would be a good start!!!!
This is very sad to see especially as friends and family who knew Lee contributed to having this bench installed. Lee was a blinding bloke and liked by everyone he always had a smile on his face :) If the vandals are caught i think they should pay for the damages and given some community service - picking up dog poo on the field would be a good start!!!! kentlad
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10:44am Sat 10 May 14

Slonik says...

The truth is that people like this have no respect for anyone or anything. If they had any self respect whatsoever they could never stoop so low as to vandalise or try to steal something like this. It's the same selfish and callous mindset exhibited by those who steal memorial plaques to sell as scrap. Who are these pathetic people whose lives are so worthless they can resort to this? Shame on them all!
The truth is that people like this have no respect for anyone or anything. If they had any self respect whatsoever they could never stoop so low as to vandalise or try to steal something like this. It's the same selfish and callous mindset exhibited by those who steal memorial plaques to sell as scrap. Who are these pathetic people whose lives are so worthless they can resort to this? Shame on them all! Slonik
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