A GRIEVING family have been left shocked and furious after flowers and bulbs planted at a memorial bench were destroyed.

Rhys Campbell, of Elphinstone, died in a motorbike accident on the B1348 east of Seton Sands Holiday Village in April at the age of just 21.

To commemorate his life, his family set up a memorial bench at a beachside spot near the crash site.

Margaret Duncan, Rhys’ grandmother, told the Courier on Tuesday that the daffodil bulbs that had been planted there had been dug up, and the plants in the pots around the bench pulled out.

Margaret, from Edinburgh, said: “These people who did this are absolute low lifes.

“The bench wasn’t bothering anybody.

“We had put it in ourselves, only weeks ago, with permission from East Lothian Council, with our own money to have a place where we could go and be with him and speak to him.”

“It’s not like it's in the middle of a lot of housing, it’s out of the way, nobody is ever around.”

“We were getting it ready for us all to go there to mark what would have been his 22nd birthday at the end of October.

“Someone must know who did it.

And she added: “Rhys was my boy and I loved him to bits. He was so popular and kind. He did everything for everyone.

“Why would anyone feel the need to destroy his memorial?”

The bulbs were replaced and replanted by family members.

There is also a memorial to Rhys at the point on the road where the crash took place, with flowers and mementoes from loved ones.