An angry dad captured the moment he confronted two men he accused of stealing flowers and stuffed toys from a memorial set-up in the wake of the Manchester terror attack .
Mark McNally, 43, was heading back from his local pub in Stalybridge, Greater Manchester, when he claims he saw the men take two bunches of flowers and a blue Smurf toy from the display.
Footage shows Mark angrily berating the duo, before telling them to return the flowers and then telling them to leave or he would ‘knock the s*** out the pair of [them].
Mark, an engraver, said:
“Memorials are a mark of respect and that’s widely understood.I was raging inside but luckily I kept it together well. I was so angry with it all.There had been a vigil at the sundial in the centre of town for the victims of the attack and people laid flowers, cards and teddies there.At first, I’d had a couple of pints and I sat down facing the road waiting for my bus.I wasn’t sure what they were doing but they were acting a bit strange so that’s when I started to film them.
“I saw one of the guys with flowers in his hands and originally I thought he was going to put them on the memorial but then I saw them walking away with them.”Unfortunately, I didn’t notice they had a stuffed toy as well when I was there.