A watchman who knocked down a sanctuary to a thief killed by a pensioner during a failed getaway has been subject to online racist abuse.
A man calling himself "Cecil Coley" removed the makeshift monument to professional criminal Vincent Henry earlier this week and then "donated" the bouquets to a local cemetery.
Henry, 37, was stabbed for 78 years by Richard Osborn-Brooks during a break at the retirement home in Hither Green, south London, last week.
The area has become a battlefield with family and friends of & # 39; Henryboy & # 39; determined to leave flowers despite being knocked down at least four times.
The caretaker has posted on Facebook under the false name Cecil Coley – a black pensioner who was found in similar circumstances to Mr. Osborn-Brooks when he stabbed and killed an intruder at his florists in Manchester in 2011, then 72.  This morning was the fourth time that flowers have been put on the property
But now the sanctuary crusher – whose background is unknown – is being racially abused by vile trolls who have called it a "monkey f ******", "scum", "head d ***" and a "sick b ******".
Commenting on his Facebook page, one person said: "An extreme right racist troll, using a false name, to post videos of himself destroying flowers that the children placed in the place where his parents died [sic] It's probably as bad as being a thief. "
Many people jumped to defend him, with a saying:" You, sir, is a legend. "
Another added: "Well done, you have made the nation so proud, to be honest, you deserve it." an award of courage for doing the right thing, BE PROUD! X "
A third said:" You should never buy a round again! A well-made fella. "
Henry's supporters have promised to return and put flowers every time he takes them away.
Some tributes had accompanying notes from friends and family members alleging that Henry "did not deserve" had happened
The mounted police patrolled the street on Tuesday, but Scotland Yard insists that the dispute is not their concern.
Lewisham Council has also refused to intervene.
& # 39; Cecil & # 39; Cecil & # 39; Cecil & # 39; I was furious when he saw the sanctuary on Monday and went to the area to shoot him down, now he has been the target of a disgusting racist abuse.
Speaking to Mirror Online, he said: "It does not bother me. I'm not worried at all. "
The flowers were removed for the third time on Tuesday night, but this morning they had returned, only to be demolished again soon after.
A local taxi driver even He said that Hither Green was becoming a "prohibited area" due to tensions.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police told Mirror Online that no public order offense had been committed and that no complaint of any kind had been filed. harassment
Mr. Osborn-Brooks and his disabled wife Maureen do not live on the property and are currently under police protection for fear of revenge attacks.
A passerby, who asked without a name, said: "The situation is getting out of control now.  "People who leave tribute have lost a family member, but just look at the circumstances.
" This is probably not the best place to leave flowers and things. What did you expect would happen? "
A local taxi driver said that Hither Green is fast becoming a" forbidden area. "
He said:" I have both sides of the argument, but this is also escalating. "Fast.
" I have been a taxi driver for almost 20 years and I've seen it all.
"I know when to go nowhere, and it's going to start well in Hither Green. " It's becoming a forbidden area. You could not pay to go there.
"I think there will definitely be some serious problems."