Yorkshire Afghanistan soldier’s memorial vandalised

The  tree dedicated to Sgt Lee Davidson on Thorne's Memorial Park appears to have been broken in half
The tree dedicated to Sgt Lee Davidson on Thorne's Memorial Park appears to have been broken in half
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A TREE dedicated to a Yorkshire soldier killed while serving in Afghanistan has been vandalised.

Sergeant Lee Davidson, 32, was killed by a roadside bomb in Helmand Province in 2012, leaving behind his pregnant wife and two sons in Doncaster.

Sgt Lee Davidson. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Sgt Lee Davidson. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

South Yorkshire Police said a tree dedicated to Sgt Davidson at Thorne Memorial Park was damaged overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

Read more about Sgt Davidson here.
Inspector Mark Payling, who leads the local neighbourhood policing team, said: “This a truly disgusting act of completely mindless vandalism. It doesn’t get much lower than damaging a memorial to a local man who gave his life for his country.

“As you would expect we are doing everything we can to identify those responsible and I would appeal to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning speak to officers.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via: 101 and quoting incident number: 336 from 23 September.