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A bench for Becky Watts: memorial to be unveiled

A memorial bench to murdered Bristol schoolgirl Becky Watts will be unveiled this afternoon.

The tribute is in Plummers Hill Open Space, just metres from Becky's home in the St George area of Bristol.

The sixteen year-old was murdered by her stepbrother almost a year ago.

The bench was carved from a single piece of wood, with elements representing Becky and her life, including her love of dogs and her favourite creature - the unicorn.

The bench was carved from a huge log. Credit: ITV News
The bench has been designed to represent the teenager, who was nicknamed 'Bristol's Angel'. Credit: ITV West Country

Lorraine Atterton, a family friend, says the bench was designed with the input of the family, and is a fitting tribute to the teenager, with symbols representing her personality and legacy.

It was the public of Bristol that named her Bristol's angel, it's all about Becky.

– Lorraine Atterton, a family friend
Unicorns adorn the bench, Becky's favourite mythical animal. Credit: ITV West Country

The family of the teenager gathered for a short ceremony.

Becky's step-mother Anjie Galsworthy, her aunt Sarah Broom, uncle Sam Galsworthy, her grandad John Galsworthy and Becky's dad, Darren Galsworthy admired the bench that remembers their loved one.

Becky's step-mother Anjie Galsworthy, aunt Sarah Broom, uncle Sam Galsworthy, grandad John Galsworthy and Becky's dad, Darren Galsworthy. Credit: ITV West Country