Personally I am not in favour of placing floral tributes at the place where a tragedy occured but what do you make of people who take down such tributes presumably because in this case the man who was killed was a burglar?
Surely if you are for or against such tributes it should not matter who the victim was what he was doing at the time or what background he came from. He had a family and friends who will feel his loss and I don't think it anyonce place to remove such tributes.
As I said earlier I don't like such floral tributes anyway but it is something that has become very popular and if some people find they get something out of it then who am I to spoil thing for them.
Over 100 floral tributes were placed on the fence of a house opposite the one in which the incident took place.
People in neighboring houses have said that they felt that the display was 'threatening'.
The man in question was a burglar who had threatened the property owner inside the house - his partner in crime had gone upstairs, where the owner's disabled wife was. It must have been a pretty frightening experience.
A sudden death is a serious thing, and most of us can understand that the dead man's loved ones are grieving.
As a society, we seem to have developed the habit of leaving flowers by roadsides and other places where people meet their death, but perhaps in this instance, 100 or so bouquets attached to a fence belonging to someone who wasn't in any way involved is a bit excessive.
Personally I object to anyone fastening anything, for any reason, to my fence/wall/whatever without my permission. I regard it as my right to remove said items, which I would leave where they fell (so I could not be accused of theft).
The floral tributes may have helped the victims who were burgled, as it will not be easy to live with the killing of another human-being even although it was in self-defence and accidental. Just my opinion.