The bench was one of 23 installed over the past week across the borough and dedicated to those who lost their lives.
Greenwich Council leader Danny Thorpe said “I am truly appalled that someone would steal this bench, which was installed to remember those we’ve lost to COVID-19. I don’t think there’s one person in our borough who hasn’t been affected by the pandemic in some way. It’s utterly shameful.”
Cllr Adel Khaireh, Cabinet Member for Culture, Communities and Equalities stated “The benches are a place for residents to remember loved ones and reflect on events of the past two years. They also serve as a thank you for the tireless efforts of key workers throughout the pandemic. The fact that someone would steal them is just beyond belief.”
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