Large marble poppy memorial for fallen soldiers collapses overnight

SWNSPublished: October 20, 2017
Published: October 20, 2017

A marble poppy erected to commemorate fallen soldiers at Royal Wootton Bassett has collapsed - three weeks before Remembrance Day.

Police were called after the sculpture, installed in 2015, was found badly damaged this morning - and there were fears it had been vandalised.

CCTV footage shows the 10ft wide memorial - which weighs 4.5 tonnes - collapse under its own weight after the bottom petal snapped overnight.

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