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Flowers stolen from Wirral soldier's grave

Pte Alex Isaac
Image caption Pte Isaac was laid to rest last month

Flowers have been stolen from the grave of a soldier from Wirral who was killed in Afghanistan.

Pte Alex Isaac, of 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire), died when the armoured vehicle he was in plunged into a canal in June.

His grandmother, Vera Delamar, made the discovery when she visited his grave at Plymyard Cemetery in Eastham on Thursday night.

She said the thieves "should be ashamed of themselves".

A banner of blue and white silk flowers made out in Pte Isaac's name was taken from the front of the grave, along with a wreath.

A banner which read "grandson" had been torn in half.

Mrs Delamar placed the items at his grave on Wednesday, but when she came back to visit the following day they had gone.

"They cut the ribbon off, it had grandson on, they just cut that off and took the 'son' and left the 'grand' on the floor.

"There were no flowers about or nothing, so obviously someone has taken them."

Asked how it had affected the rest of the family, Mrs Delamar said: "I think they should be ashamed of themselves because it has upset us all.

"I don't know how they could do it, or live with themselves."

The 20-year-old soldier was laid to rest following a funeral service at Eastham Parish Church in July.

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