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Fallen heroes' memories are cdamaged by anarchist memorial

PUBLISHED: 15:38 29 September 2008 | UPDATED: 13:39 05 October 2010

I AM incensed and extremely hurt that Tower Hamlets Community Housing have named accommodation Peter House and Painter House and added commemorative plaques to Peter Piaktow, [Advertiser, Sep 25].  The siege of Sidney Street was preceded by the shooting d

I AM incensed and extremely hurt that Tower Hamlets Community Housing have named accommodation Peter House and Painter House and added commemorative plaques to Peter Piaktow, [Advertiser, Sep 25].

The siege of Sidney Street was preceded by the shooting dead of three brave police officers on the night of the December 16, 1910.

One of the officers, Robert Bentley was the husband of my great, great aunt, Louisa nee Goddard who was originally from Folkestone in Kent.

Robert died on their ninth wedding anniversary and their second child, a son, was born a few days later.

The baby died when he was a toddler. Since Robert's death members of every generation of my family have served and, are still proudly serving, in the Kent Police Force.

I don't think that a plaque has ever been erected for Sergeant's Tucker and Bentley and PC Choate. It's our fallen police officers who should be commemorated with plaques not anarchists.

Joan Dibble (nee Goddard)

Kidwelly

Carmarthenshire


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