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COMMENT: Despicable crime
9:00am Friday 22nd February 2013 in News
JOHN Thompson may not be the first thief to snatch a Poppy Appeal tin from a shop or garage in Oxfordshire.
But he may well be the first serviceman to stoop so low.
Money donated to the Royal British Legion’s appeal goes towards helping veterans and serving soldiers who have been injured in war zones.
It’s hard to imagine Thompson took this into account before he grabbed the tin, but even if he was acting on impulse it’s a despicable crime.