Newcastle/Ipswich: Yobs vandalise Robson memorial

YOBS have vandalised a memorial garden created in memory of Ipswich Town and Newcastle United legend Sir Bobby Robson.

The vandals defaced a stone portrait of the former Town and Toon boss, which is near to St James’ Park stadium in Newcastle.

Newcastle had a home match against Norwich City on Sunday and the Newcastle Chronicle has reported that those responsible are thought to be Norwich fans.

The garden includes a series of stones featuring images to celebrate Sir Bobby’s career.

Liz Luff, of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, which raises cash for cancer research, said: “I was absolutely furious to find Sir Bobby’s memorial garden vandalised. Someone drew an obscenity on the middle stone which was Bobby’s portrait. It was unpleasant.

“Thankfully the council had it cleaned first thing this morning. Swift work and much appreciated.”