The hard work of volunteers in Eston, on Teesside, has been disrupted not once, but five times in the last five weeks.
The Residents' Association maintains plant pots and flower displays all over the town, which cost thousands of pounds a year.
They have previously won five golds at Northumbria in Bloom. This year, flowers on Old Row have been ripped up twice - the latest just two weeks before judging day.
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David Webster stole around £1000 a month from her pension and benefit packets until she died in January 2015.
The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday July 16 in a house in the Barnes area.
A Domestic Homicide Review is now set to be carried out after Bennett murdered his current and ex partners