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Family of fatal crash victim slam 'disgusting' vandals for trashing memorial

Vandals have trashed the memorial of a young man who tragically died in a car crash on New Year's Day.

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Keiron Smith, the memorial and the scene of the crash.

The family of 21-year-old Keiron "Kiz" Smith have slammed the "disgusting" culprits who sprayed graffiti and made a mess at the Whitchurch Drive site in Wellington - the scene of the fatal collision.

The vandals daubed vile language on the walls of the underpass, defacing heartfelt messages from his friends.

Fortunately for Keiron's family, his friends had cleaned up the memorial site, which also has flowers and photos, before they could see it - covering over the graffiti with black paint.

Keiron Smith

Hannah Gill, Keiron's stepmum, said: "It's heartbreaking. It's absolutely disgusting. It just goes to show what sort of person they are.

"To do that to a place that's supposed to be somewhere his friends can go and remember him, I don't understand it."