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Anger at 'mindless' attack on George Eliot floral tribute.

VANDALS oral wreaths laid to commemorate the life of Nuneaton's most famous daughter.

VANDALS have trashed oral wreaths laid to commemorate the life of Nuneaton's most famous daughter.

ey ripped and scattered all 16 tributes placed around the George Eliot memorial in a garden behind the Town Hall.

tered all 16 tributes placed around the George Eliot memorial in a garden behind the Town Hall.

e attack, on Monday night, comes just a week after windows were smashed at Coton Heritage Centre, which houses a collection of books by the Victorian novelist.

George Eliot Fellowship chairman John Burton said: "is is just mindless stupidity and it makes you wonder why anyone who would want to do something like this."

e damage was seen by a member of the Nuneaton Memories group, who posted a photograph on its Facebook page.

Pupils from George Eliot School and Mayor Brian Hawkes were among those who laid wreaths at the stone memorial nine days ago. A similar ceremony is due to take place at Westminster Abbey later this month, in honour of the writer.
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